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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an LVN committed on September 12, 2017, was one of those examples.

At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed in a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for five months.

On or about September 12, 2017, through November 10, 2017, the LVN obtained Acetaminophen/ Codeine 300-30mg tablets, from a pharmacy in Alice, Texas, and Acetaminophen/Codeine 300-30mg tablets, and Acetaminophen/Codeine 300-60mg tablets, from another pharmacy in Corpus Christi, Texas, through the use of fraudulent telephonically communicated prescriptions, using the name of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. 

The LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy. Further, possession of Acetaminophen/ Codeine through the use of an unauthorized prescription is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).

Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN to defend herself. She admits she obtained Acetaminophen/ Codeine #3 and #4. She also states she sustained an injury in a motor vehicle accident, and her job put a lot of strain on her back. However, the LVN states she never took the medications while at work.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.