For complaints regarding the use of substances or drugs, a Killeen nurse attorney is the one to contact. However, many failed to do so, resulting in suspension or revocation of their license. So, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney, before the worst can happen to your license and career. Just like what happened to an RN in Killeen. Read below to know his story.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Killeen, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about April 10, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Killeen, Texas, RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that he exhibited impaired behavior while on duty, including having mood swings and visible tremors. Additionally, RN produced a specimen for a reasonable suspicion urine drug screen that registered “no temperature”, and a second urine specimen that was dilute. RN later admitted to relapse on methamphetamine. RN’s condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response to the above incidents, RN states he voluntarily submitted to a drug screen after an accusation was made that he was under the influence in the workplace. RN states the lab tech told him that the specimen’s temperature strip malfunctioned and asked him to submit another specimen. RN informed the lab tech he could not urinate at that time and he was given three bottles of water to drink. RN explained to the tech that the specimen would most likely be rejected due to it being a dilute specimen. RN states he was assured that they were documenting the amount of water he was being given and that the specimen would not be rejected.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9),(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(E),(4),(5),(10)(A),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend his side, but the RN failed to hire a Killeen nurse attorney to help him with his case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place his RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Killeen nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.