Anyone can file a complaint against an RN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summoned you. This is what the RN from Weslaco, Texas should have done when she was called by the Board. R191068N5954
On or about January 19, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Weslaco, the RN removed Lidocaine and Rocephin from the medication dispensing system under a patient’s account without a physician’s order.
Subsequently, the RN handed the medications to another Registered Nurse for her to administer the medications to herself. This conduct by the RN was likely to defraud the facility and patient thereof of the cost of the medications.
In response to the incident, the RN states she improperly retrieved Rocephin and Lidocaine from the Pyxis system in order to help a Registered Nurse with her illness. The RN further states she understands her actions were inappropriate and not consistent with applicable standards.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into 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.
If Texas Board of Nursing summoned you in court, it is imperative to notify a nurse attorney immediately. Attorney Yong J. An has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. He has over 16 years of expertise in dealing with different cases involving nurses. 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.