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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. 

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in San Angelo, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.

On or about July 7, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in the Psychiatry Emergency Department at the hospital in San Angelo, Texas, the RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited signs of impaired behavior while on duty, including, but not limited to dilated pupils, slightly slurred speech, and lethargy. The RN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

On or about July 7, 2016, while employed at the aforementioned hospital, the RN misappropriated Restoril belonging to the facility or patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation.

In response, the RN states she was very tired and sleepy that day as she cares for her four (4) children by herself during the day and works 12-hour shifts at night. The RN denies she exhibited symptoms of impaired behavior, such as dilated pupils and slurred speech. The RN explains that she administered the Restoril to a patient with a verbal order from a physician. The RN admits she falsely stated that she took the medication for personal use; however, this was due to being intimidated and bullied by two detectives. And lastly, the RN states that she had a valid prescription for Restoril.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. 

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. 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.