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All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the LVN or RN license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given an opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process. Included in their rights are having a nurse attorney to defend them in case such a problem arises.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse (APRN) at a medical clinic in Garland, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.

On or about January 18, 2019, while employed as an APRN at a medical clinic in Garland, Texas, APRN attempted to obtain Pristiq from a pharmacy in Garland, Texas, using a fraudulent telephonically communicated prescription. APRN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy and result in a fraudulent prescription being submitted to the pharmacy.

In response to the above incident, APRN acknowledges that she made an error in judgment by calling in a refill for her Pristiq prescription. Due to insurance change, APRN states at the time she did not have a provider to call in her prescription that she had been taking for over six years. Fearful of withdrawal symptoms from missing the weekend doses and to ensure continuity of care, she called in the prescription for herself.

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

The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action by the Texas BON.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense lawyer in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.