Any nurses who are experiencing difficulties with their cases that they wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they never committed.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Edinburg, Texas, and had only been in this position for two (2) weeks.
From January 17, 2006, through February 2, 2006, while employed as a Family Nurse, the RN functioned as an Advanced Practice Nurse outside the scope of her practice in that she failed to have adequate physician supervision and failed to have currently signed protocols or a physician’s visit log maintained at the Internet Medical Clinic. failed to comply with the Nursing Practice Act, Board rules, and other laws and regulations of the State of Texas, which placed patients at risk of receiving unsafe and unsupervised medical care.
It was on January 17, 2006, through February 2, 2006, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner, the said RN failed to do a complete and adequate assessment of patients prior to “prescribing” a sixty (60) day supply of Phentermine and Maxide. Furthermore, the RN failed to do follow-up assessments of patients to ensure they were not experiencing side effects from the medications. The said RN’s failure to adequately assess placed the patients at risk of experiencing serious side effects from the medications due to an undetected medical condition.
From January 17th, 2006 through February 2nd, 2006, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner, the RN failed to provide adequate education to patients regarding the use and contradictions of Phentermine and Maxide. The failure of the RN to provide essential education regarding the use of these medications placed the patients at risk of experiencing undetected side effects.
It was on January 17, 2006, through February 2, 2006, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner, the said RN violated patients’ confidentiality in that she performed group assessments of patients – in some cases, as many as five (5) patients at a time. The RN behavior failed to protect the patients’ right to privacy and their confidential information.
The RN states that when offered the opportunity to work at a weight loss clinic under a research study with a prominent medical doctor who was a Harvard graduate, she enthusiastically accepted because she thought it was legitimate research to help obese patients. Furthermore, it was mentioned by the RN that she was assured that dispensing two (2) months of Phentermine was acceptable because as an Advanced Practice Nurse, she was consulting and collecting data for weight management research per the protocol and thought this practice was allowed since the physician’s name appeared on the medication dispensed at the clinic.
After investigation and giving her statement regarding the incidents, the Texas Board of Nursing still placed her under disciplinary action. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, knowing that she denied the accusations.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.