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For complaints regarding the use of substances or drugs, a nurse attorney is the one to contact. However, many failed to do so, resulting in suspension or revocation of their license. Just like what happened to an RN in Carrollton. Read below to know his story.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eleven (11) months.

On or about November 25, 2020, and November 26, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, on two separate occasions, RN removed Hydromorphone 2mg from the narcotic cabinet, took a needle and syringe, and went directly to the restroom. Furthermore, RN failed to make entries in the narcotic log both times that he removed the Hydromorphone vials. Additionally, the two incidents were observed on video surveillance. RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility of the cost of the medication. 

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(12), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(5),(6)(G),(8),(10)(E)&(11)(B).

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place his RN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that he failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that he had every reason to defend himself in the first place. His defense would have gotten better if he sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.