An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly by a skilled nurse attorney.
On or about June 24, 2020, through July 18, 2020, while employed as an RN with a healthcare facility in Georgetown, Texas, RN failed to document assessments and education regarding the side effects of newly prescribed medications for seven (7) different patients. RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
On or about August 30, 2020, through October 3, 2020, while employed as an RN with a healthcare facility in Georgetown, Texas, RN failed to document complete vital signs in that he failed to document the temperature for three (3) different patients. In addition, on or about September 10, 2020, RN failed to document any vital signs on another patient. RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
In response, RN attributes missing documentation to system failures at the facility’s rural clinic. RN states that he often had to take notes by hand when the computer system was down, and he was unable to enter patient data into the computer. RN states that he would then go back and enter that data later when the computer system was working.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.463(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B)&(1)(C).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.