Controlled Substances are illegal drugs. These are also used as prescription drugs which are regulated by the law. If an RN is accused in whatever use of the Controlled Substances, a criminal case will be filed against you. So, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney, before the worst can happen to your license and career.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately six (6) months.
On or about March 12, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Fort Worth, Texas, RN engaged in the intemperate use of Oxymorphone, in that she produced a specimen for a random drug screen that resulted positive for Oxymorphone. Possession of Oxymorphone, without a valid prescription is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Oxymorphone by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9)&(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(E),(4),(5),(6)(G),(8),(10)(A)&(10)(D).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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