Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN has employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Longview, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and six (6) months.
On or about September 5, 2019, October 4, 2019, and November 6, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN obtained Tramadol for herself from Walgreens Pharmacy, Conroe, Texas, through the use of fraudulent, electronically communicated prescriptions, using the name and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number assigned to Paul Gill, MD. The action of the RN was likely to deceive the pharmacy, and possession of Tramadol through the use of a fraudulent electronically communicated prescription is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act) / Chapter 483 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Dangerous Drugs Act).
In regards to the occurrence, the RN admits to submitting a prescription for Tramadol using Dr. Gill’s information. The RN states that she was suffering from kidney stones and was not able to take time off because she was the only nurse in a very busy office. The RN also admits that she decided it was more important to keep things in the office moving than to disrupt the office by taking time off for illness. The RN admits she prescribed the Tramadol for herself. In addition, the RN states that she had a close working relationship with Dr. Gill and describes her actions as an isolated incident.
But without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the RN lose the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.