The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties, fines or even go to jail if not properly defended by a criminal nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about November 2002 to an RN in Austin.
In or about November 2002, the RN as the charge nurse at the emergency department (ER) of the hospital, secured password-protected access to a medication cabinet from which she could administer medications to patients. Subsequently, the RN divulged this password to paramedic so that she could administer medications to patients, which she did.
The paramedic was not licensed in Texas to administer medications except in life-threatening situations. The RN authorized the Paramedic to inject medications to patients who were not in life-threatening situations.
The RN failed to meet or departed from minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing nursing practice by divulging her medication cabinet password to the paramedic who is not licensed as a registered nurse or practical nurse and allowing him to administer medications to patients in non-life threatening situations.
During the hearing, the RN stated that because the ER was understaffed, she provided the password to the paramedic so he could administer medications to patients.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled criminal nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.