Did you know that there are many petitions by RN license nurse entertained by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) every single day? The Board is the government agency that has the jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving nurses. Aside from this, all nursing graduates who want to obtain professional nursing licenses also fall within the jurisdiction of the Board. As a matter of fact, they need to file application forms before they can be allowed to take the board exam. Failure to do this can result to losing their privilege to complete the licensure exam.
As early as now, it is important to point out the fact that no one can practice professional nursing without a RN license or LVN license. Doing so can make the person criminally liable. This is the reason why all applications for the board exam must be taken seriously. After obtaining a professional license to engage in the practice of nursing, the individual involved must do so with great caution. Her negligence, whether gross or simple, can lead to the suspension or revocation of the nursing license. When this happens, she will no longer be allowed to become a registered nurse in Texas.
A good example of this is the case of Roman who failed to adequately care for a patient. While he was employed in a medical institution in the state of Texas, he failed to record, or completely and accurately document seizure activity, including type of seizure, duration body involvement, loss of consciousness, any apnea or respiratory difficulties, and post-octal state, as a specifically stated in the patient’s plan of care. Respondent’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would really on his documentation and be unable to further assess and/or monitor the patient’s seizure activity.
It was alleged that he violated the Texas Administrative Code, which provides the following:
Sec. 301.452. Grounds for Disciplinary Action.
(a)In this section, intemperate use includes practicing nursing or being on duty or on call while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(b) A person is subject to denial of a license or to disciplinary action under this subchapter for:
(1) a violation of this chapter, a rule or regulation not inconsistent with this chapter, or an order issued under this chapter;
(2) fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice professional nursing or vocational nursing;
(3) a conviction for, or placement on deferred adjudication community supervision or deferred disposition for, a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
(4) conduct that results in the revocation of probation imposed because of conviction for a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
(5) use of a nursing license, diploma, or permit, or the transcript of such a document, that has been fraudulently purchased, issued, counterfeited, or materially altered;
(6) impersonating or acting as a proxy for another person in the licensing examination required under Section 301.253 or 301.255;
(7) directly or indirectly aiding or abetting an unlicensed person in connection with the unauthorized practice of nursing;
(8) revocation, suspension, or denial of, or any other action relating to, the person’s license or privilege to practice nursing in another jurisdiction or under federal law;
(9) intemperate use of alcohol or drugs that the board determines endangers or could endanger a patient;
(10) unprofessional conduct in the practice of nursing that is likely to deceive, defraud, or injure a patient or the public;
(11) adjudication of mental incompetency;
(12) lack of fitness to practice because of a mental or physical health condition that could result in injury to a patient or the public; or
(13) failure to care adequately for a patient or to conform to the minimum standards of acceptable nursing practice in a manner that, in the board’s opinion, exposes a patient or other person unnecessarily to risk of harm.
Because of this error, the Texas Board of Nursing ordered for the revocation of the license of the RN nurse Roman. According to the BON, it was not the first time that Roman got involved in a case where his negligence was proven. If you find yourself in a similar situation, make sure to find the right lawyer immediately. You need the best nursing defense attorney in Texas.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas LVN or RN license nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.