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Nurses facing any issues they never committed or wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professional help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation or any charge they wish to deny. 

On or around the 9th of February, 2021, an RN was issued a Final Order by the  Board of Nursing. A copy of the Final Order dated February 9, 2021, is attached and incorporated herein by reference as part of this Order. 

In regards to the incident, the RN states the Board received a complaint that the medication Metformin was used for weight loss for one patient. That was the only time a complaint had been made during her entire nursing career. She was employed at a hospital in Conroe, Texas when the complaint was made. Her performance was rated as above average/excellent and requested that she precept 5 new nurse practitioner students. The patient in question was seen for weight loss. The notes state the plan was for diet and exercise and the chart was closed with her signature. The new nurse practitioner documented that she had called in by phone for Metformin for this patient. She was not informed of this and did not know until she received a complaint from the board. According to RN, the complaint was filed by an unhappy employee (receptionist) that had been reprimanded by the company for calling in medications to the pharmacy.

The RN was given the chance to defend against her case and present herself to the Board. However, despite her explanation, the Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action and may face further sanction.

If you also received a complaint from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or any issues filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006.