Facing any allegations may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
On or about August 20, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Houston, the RN engaged in the intemperate and/or unlawful use of Hydrocodone in that she submitted a hair follicle for a drug screen which resulted positive for Hydrocodone. Unlawful possession of Hydrocodone is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Hydrocodone by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
On or about August 29, 2018, the RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she submitted to a comprehensive evaluation which resulted in diagnoses of “Opioid Use Disorder.” Furthermore, the evaluator deemed her as unsafe to return to the practice of nursing. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
The allegations filed on the RN were all denied by her. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to defend her.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing charges related to negligence or any misinformation made by the RN or LVN’s part. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.