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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.

One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.

On or about September 18, 2015, and October 7, 2015, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Lakeway, Texas, the RN obtained Ciprofloxacin and Cefalexin from a local pharmacy in Lakeway, Texas, through the use of unauthorized, fraudulent telephonically communicated prescriptions, using the name of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent.

The RN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy, and possession of Ciprofloxacin and Cefalexin through use of unauthorized, fraudulent telephonically communicated prescriptions is prohibited by Chapter 483 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Dangerous Drugs Act).

During the hearing, the RN states it is true that on September 18, 2015, she called in a prescription for Ciprofloxacin for herself from the pharmacy without informing him when she was having symptoms of a severe urinary tract infection. She states it is also true that on October 7, 2015, she called in a prescription of Cefalexin for herself for the same condition without informing the doctor. The RN further states serious lesson from this experience and will never call in a prescription for herself or any other person without a direct order from a physician again.

The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her LVN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.