There are many reasons why a nurse in Houston may be facing disciplinary charges by the Texas Board of Nursing. Reasons can vary from one situation to the next but some of the most common issues are standard of care violations, committing a criminal offense, deceptive conduct, sexual violations, fraud, theft, drug & alcohol abuse, and falsifying documents or information.
It is also important to be informed about the charges that coincide with the above violations. The charges will vary depending on the severity of the violation, however, some violations may include administrative penalties, nurse license restrictions, license suspension, active suspension as requirement of probation, revocation of nurse license and in severe cases even jail time.
In a particular case that was brought before the Texas Board of Nursing, a nurse in Texas was diagnosed with Opioid dependency. The nurse’s mental state of mind as well as health condition could impact her ability to practice nursing with a reasonable level of skill & safety.
Between the timeframe of April 2015 to June 2015, the registered nurse obtained Nuvigil via the unauthorized prescription use by using the name and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number that was assigned to a particular physician who worked at her medical facility.
The nurse’s actions were deceptive in nature because of obtaining Nuvigil through an unauthorized prescription; which is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
The nurse’s conduct caused her to ultimately get her license revoked and pay administrative penalties as required by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you are another nurse that you know is involved in the use of unauthorized prescription use, or are facing any other charges that could threaten your nursing career, it is imperative to protect your rights and gather the right evidence and documentation for your case.
Consult a Houston Nurse Defense Attorney Who Can Guide You
Chances are that you may face more severe penalties without having an experienced and knowledgeable Houston nurse defense attorney by your side. Do your best to not get your nursing license revoked by cooperating with the Texas BON in a timely manner and consulting a nurse attorney who can advise you on how to best deal with the Texas BON as it pertains to your specific situation.
Contact attorney Yong J. An 24/7 by reaching him directly at (832) 428-5679.