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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 right nurse attorney.

One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case. During the initial time of the incident, the RN was employed in a hospital in Houston and had been in that position for two years.

On or about January 22, 2018, the RN collected a blood specimen for a basic metabolic panel (BMP) blood test for a patient, but did not take the specimen to the lab following day. As a result, the specimen was not received at the main lab for processing until 0120 on January 24, 2018, and the patient’s labs were redrawn on January 25, 2018 to rule out a false elevation result.

The RN’s conduct deprived the physician of timely lab results and caused the patient to undergo additional lab testing.

Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. During the defense, the RN states she attempted to deliver the specimen at two different labs but they were both closed. She admits she didn’t go to the 24 hour lab because it was twenty miles away and she was afraid her car would overheat.

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 suspension of her RN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid the 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.