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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney

On or about April 3, 2017, through April 17, 2017, an RN from Houston failed to ensure that a Treatment Administration Record (TAR) was maintained by her nursing staff for a patient in that the TAR was missing during this time period. Her conduct contributed to an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the resident in that future caregivers would not have complete information to base their decisions for further care.

On or about April 8, 2017, and April 12, 2017, the RN again failed to ensure that her nursing staff applied a Fentanyl Patch to a patient, as indicated on the medication administration record (MAR). Her conduct exposed the resident to a risk of uncontrolled pain.

Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She states she trained her nurses to come to her with any concerns; however, the ADON did not express any uncertainty. She states she does not know what happened to the TAR for the patient and states the other nurses said it was there at the beginning of the month.

However, she failed to appear at the hearing and failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her side.

Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined warning to a suspension of her RN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.