Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a Texas nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend, or only discipline their license. Take note that a nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a pediatric home healthcare services provider in Mesquite, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
On or about September 25, 2020, while licensed as an RN with a pediatric home healthcare services provider in Mesquite, Texas, and providing care for a patient, a seven-year-old tracheostomy dependent patient, RN failed to report respirations persistently outside normal parameters to the physician. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from lack of medical treatment for vital signs persistently out of normal range.
In response, RN reports she noticed the respirations were elevated, every other vital sign was within normal limits, and she informed the mother of the patient, who stated that the patient was okay. RN admits that she should have reached out to the doctor for clarification.
The above action constitutes 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)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. 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 an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.