The administrative body in the state of Texas that has authority to hear and decide cases arising from the practice of nursing is the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This government agency provides certain rules and regulations that will govern the acts and omissions of every LVN or RN nurse in the country. If you are a practicing as a RN or LVN nurse in Texas, it is important that you comply with all the statutes or laws. Otherwise, you will be subjected to a complaint or case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
As an RN nurse, it is necessary that you avoid committing any violation while you are engaged in the practice of professional nursing. In case that there is a violation, a complaint may be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This is exactly what happened in the case of Joan who is a registered nurse in the state of Texas. The RN nurse was implicated in two charges.
The first one involved an alleged anomaly performed by her while she was employed in a hospital. The complainant alleged that the RN nurse removed medications from the Acudose Medication Dispensing System for patients without a valid physician’s order. This conduct of the RN nurse resulted to a possible injury on the part of the patients. The removal of the medication without the said order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
For the second charge, the RN nurse committed the same prohibited act. Joan did the same thing by removing medications of the patient. However, this time, the RN nurse failed to accurately and completely document its administration in the patient’s Medical Administration Record and Nurse’s Notes. It was also alleged in the second charge that the said act was more likely to cause injury to the patients. This is because of the fact that subsequent caregivers would rely on the false documentation.
The two charges against the RN nurse were filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). A legal counsel, through out the trial of the case, assisted Joan. Unfortunately, they failed to provide substantive laws and certain evidence to defend the charges. This led to an adverse decision rendered by the Texas Board of Nursing. As a result, his nursing license was revoked with finality.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense lawyer in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.