The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein RN in Texas is charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws.
Any RN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever a LVN or a RN finds himself in such a situation, he will need to find the best Texas nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is his only chance to protect his RN / LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find him guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of his RN / LVN license.
An incident happened to an RN in 2018. At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as a Registered Nurse in a mental health facility in Garland, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about May 13, 2018, while employed as an RN in a mental health facility in Garland, Texas, RN failed to notify the physician, failed to document the patient’s vital signs and neurological status, and failed to assess Patient A, a neurologically impaired patient, when the patient experienced elevated heart rate and respirations while sleeping, after sustaining a raised bump to the head over the weekend. Instead, he let the patient continue sleeping. Subsequently, at approximately 08:35 AM, the patient experienced respirations of 42, was unresponsive to pain stimuli, was transferred to the hospital and received emergent surgery for a brain hemorrhage. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and may have contributed to the delay in the onset of medical treatment for brain hemorrhage.
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)(M)(1)(P)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to revocation. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN / LVN license 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 RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.