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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.

One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.

On or about February 5, 2018, through April 4, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Sherman, the LVN withdrew forty-two (42) tablets of Tramadol HCL 50mg, forty-six (46) tablets of Norco 10/325mg, and twenty (20) tablets of Oxycodone-APAP 5/325mg, from the medication dispensing system for patients, but failed to document and/or completely and accurately document, the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records, and/or nurses’ notes. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose.

Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

During the hearing, the RN states she believes she gave the proper medications to the proper individuals, according to doctors’ orders. She also states it is possible that there were some documentation omissions.

The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She 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.