Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. Unfortunately, this RN from League City, Texas happens to be one of them.
On or about September 3, 2014 and September 5, 2014, the RN failed to timely document post dialysis assessments for a patient in that she documented the post assessments approximately six to seven hours after the patient completed her dialysis treatment. Her conduct deprived the patient of detection and timely medical intervention in the event that the patient experienced a change in condition.
On or about June 17, 2015, through June 14, 2016, the RN obtained zolpidem from a pharmacy, under her own name, through the use of fraudulent oral or telephonically communicated prescriptions, using the name and a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent. Her conduct deceived the pharmacies and was in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The RN admits she documented the assessments on the patient at a much later time than she actually performed it. In addition, she admits that she called in prescriptions for herself without valid physician orders and without authorization.
Unfortunately, without the lack of an effective nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to take disciplinary action against the RN.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.