Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by an efficient nurse attorney. There are some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about March 1, 2017, through April 11, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Fort Worth, Texas, the RN failed to complete and submit notes for approximately thirty six assigned tasks for approximately twenty two patients.
The notes include Home Health Plan of Care and medication reconciliation. This conduct by the RN resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
As a defense to her side, the RN denies the allegation including the failure to submit and complete the tasks assigned for the patients.
However, the RN failed to hire an effective nurse attorney to help her defend her side. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.