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Every year, many nurses face disciplinary action by the Texas BON. Many of these nurses fail to consult an experienced Texas BON attorney and as a result end up taking actions based only on instinct and at many times, ill-informed advice from outsiders. The result of not responding to a letter from the Texas BON in a timely manner or taking the proper precautions to carefully prepare for your case with the Texas BON can result in unfortunate circumstances. Many nurses also waive their rights to a hearing and do not realize that their chance of a more favorable outcome may increase by consulting an experienced nurse attorney before making any rash decisions.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a home healthcare provider in Mission, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.

On or about August 6, 2020, while employed as an RN with a home healthcare provider in Mission, Texas, and on assignment in the home of a pediatric patient, RN left her nursing assignment early without giving a report to the patient’s caregiver. RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm in that leaving the nursing assignment without giving a report deprived the patient’s caregiver of information needed to continue care.

In response, RN attached the email she sent her boss the morning of the incident as her response. RN notes that she contacted her employer at 0937 to tell them what was going on. RN explains that when she arrived that morning, the patient’s mom made numerous comments about RN’s health and not being reliable despite RN asking her to stop. RN states that when the Physical Therapist got there, she left because she was so upset. RN states that the patient’s mom followed her to the parking lot while yelling, and RN went to her truck in tears without having the patient’s mom sign the tablet or complete her initial assessment. RN adds that she contracted COVID from the patient’s mom and believes that she was upset because she could not come back full time due to the long-term effects she still has.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(P)&(4) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected her RN license to disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas BON attorney. Texas BON Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.