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 or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
On or about March 12, 2009 and March 13, 2009, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a memorial hospital in Houston, the RN falsely documented she had administered Ketorolac (Toradol) and Vancomycin to a patient in the patient’s Medication Administration Record, however, there were not any medication withdrawals from the medication dispensing system associated with the documented times of administration.
This conduct by the RN was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment. Additionally, her conduct created an inaccurate medical record on which subsequent caregivers would rely on to provide ongoing medical care.
On or about March 26, 2010the same RN engaged in unprofessional conduct in that she left her nursing assignment without proper notification and was gone for approximately sixty (60) minutes. Her conduct created an unsafe environment, which deprived her assigned patients of nursing intervention in the event they experienced a change in condition.
Because of the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN to investigate what really happened. 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 criminal, negligence or administrative case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled 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.