Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended properly by a nurse attorney. There are some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about February 9, 2017, while working as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in McKinney, Texas, the RN exceeded her scope of practice in that she diagnosed, determined treatment plan, and prescribed Botox and dermal filler for a client. Her conduct exposed the patient to risk for harm from adverse effects of a neurotoxin and non-surgical medical cosmetic procedures.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
As a defense to her side, the RN states that she assessed the client through a conversation about medical history at an Open House at the spa and that the Physician told the client that she was not a candidate for plastic surgery due to her body mass index (BMI) and The RN told the physician that her information would be on file if she decided to have anything done at the spa.
However, the RN failed to hire an effective nurse attorney to help her defend her side. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.