When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN in Texas found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as suspension or revocation of their RN or LVN license.
An example of this happened to an RN in 2020. At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN with a nursing facility in Midland, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and two (2) months.
On or about April 11, 2020, while employed as an RN with a nursing facility in Midland, Texas, RN failed to review a patient’s allergies when the provider ordered Levaquin. Instead, RN wrote a verbal order and added Levaquin to the Medication Administration Record for the Patient, who had a known allergy to the drug. RN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient from the expected effects of an anaphylactic reaction.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN a chance to defend his case. In response, RN states when he received a call for this order, he was assisting another patient. RN did not have the Medication Administration Record (MAR) nearby, so he took the verbal order and wrote it down. Once RN was finished with the other patient, the oncoming nurse was clocked in and ready to take over the patients, so RN reported the order was received, but it had not been reviewed or administered.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(N) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against him. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.