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Being compliant with the orders set by the Texas Board of Nursing can make your way easy in reclaiming your reputation as a nurse and as well with your license if your license is revoked. It also may help lift the suspension of your license. This will be possible with the help of a nurse attorney. This is why you should hire a nurse attorney when such a thing happens.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a, Registered Nurse at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.

It was on or about June 8, 2020, and June 17, 2020, and July 8, 2020, the RN failed to comply with the Agreed Order issued to the RN on September 10, 2019, by the Texas Board of Nursing. Noncompliance is the result of the RN’s failure to comply with Section IV, “DRUG AND ALCOHOL RELATED REQUIREMENTS,” Part A and B, of the Agreed Order which states: “PETITIONER SHALL CAUSE abstain from the use of alcohol, tramadol, and all controlled substances, except as prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a legitimate purpose.” On or about June 8, 2020 and June 17, 2020, and July 8, 2020, the RN tested positive for Ethyl Glucuronide (Alcohol) and Ethyl Sulfate.

In response, the RN states that her employer’s laboratory at the said hospital improperly collected all of the allegedly positive specimens and did not follow the appropriate chain of custody. The chain of custody was confirmed, by the hospital’s CEO and Director of Infection, to not have been followed on at least one occasion. The RN believes the lab technician held a personal grudge against her and purposefully mixed up her specimens on more than one occasion. The RN denies drinking alcohol while under the terms of the September 10, 2019, Agreed Order. The RN submitted a hair follicle test collected on July 20, 2020, that resulted negative for Ethyl Glucuronide (Alcohol). The RN’s coworkers also wrote letters indicating that she never appeared intoxicated while at work.

Due to the actions done by the RN as being noncompliant with the Order issued to her by the Texas Board of Nursing, further sanctions or discipline may apply to the RN’s license and may affect her career and job as well.

Having a nurse attorney can help you solve your case or can be your defense against complaints, allegations, and accusation cases.

If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.