Remember that as an RN, the Board of Nursing views its professionalism standards as applicable all the time round the clock. The Board will evaluate the specific actions of the RN regardless of whether the case ends in a conviction or not. It’s important to contact an experienced nurse attorney any time an RN has an adverse encounter with law enforcement so that appropriate steps can be taken at every stage to avoid or mitigate RN license suspension.
In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. This is why every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing is to encourage hiring a nurse attorney.
Unfortunately, there are some RNs who fail to find the right nurse attorney to handle their cases. As a result, most of them would be adjudged liable for the complaints. This usually leads to the revocation or suspension of a professional nursing license. This is what happened to an RN in San Antonio, Texas.
On or about April 9, 2015, the RN submitted inaccurate documentation for a visit with a patient that did not occur on the date in question. The patient was in the hospital during the time when the visit was supposed to have occurred.
The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty for the complaint against her and her RN license was suspended. She lost the case simply because the RN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. If you receive an Accusation from the Board of Nursing, seek legal guidance from a qualified nurse attorney immediately. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation