Facing any misdemeanor allegations may compromise your career and a skilled 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 November 13, 2013, while employed as a registered nurse in Elgin, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of Methamphetamine in that she submitted a specimen for a random drug screen that resulted positive for Methamphetamine.
Additionally, the RN admitted to using Methamphetamine over the weekend before submitting to the drug screen. The use of Methamphetamine by a 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.
She states at the time in question, she was in an abusive relationship. On or about November 12, 2013, the RN and her boyfriend went to a party of his friends. At the party, people were abusing drugs. The RN asked to leave, but the boyfriend demanded they stay and coerced her into using methamphetamine by threat of violence.
The next day at work, the RN underwent a random drug screen and tested positive. Her position was an administrative one and she did not possess any clinical, direct patient care responsibilities. The RN deeply regrets the circumstances and has since freed herself of the relationship. She states there was no evidence of actual patient harm.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side. During the hearing, the RN states she is and has been at all times in compliance with the Nursing Practice Act.
However, the lack of an experienced nurse attorney to help her led to the decision of Texas Board of Nursing to discipline and suspend the RN.
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 LVN. 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.