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Being compliant with the orders set by the 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 help from a nurse attorney. This is why you should hire a nurse attorney when such a thing happens.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and one (1) month.

It was on or about July 23, 2020, when the RN became noncompliant with the Confidential Eligibility Agreed Order for Peer Assistance Program issued to her by the Texas Board of Nursing on April 21, 2015. Noncompliance is the result of the RN’s failure to comply with all requirements of the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) participation agreement, in that the RN failed to abstain from the consumption of alcohol, On February 25, 2019, and June 15, 2020, the RN produced urine specimens for random drug screens that resulted positive for Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) and Ethyl Sulfate (EtS), which are metabolites of Alcohol (ethanol).

In response, the RN states she did not knowingly, willingly, or intentionally consume any food or beverage containing alcohol. At all relevant times, the RN continued her participation in the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN), which she takes very seriously. Through TPAPN, the RN completed a fitness for duty evaluation on July 29, 2020, which concluded that the RN has a low probability of having a substance use disorder and is fit to practice nursing.

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.