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

On or about March 10, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Houston, the RN incorrectly documented the administration of intravenous Insulin to a patient, when instead a nursing student administered the insulin incorrectly by the subcutaneous route. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to expose the patient to the risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. In response to the incident, the RN states that the student was not hers, but had agreed she would let her help her administer medication. One week later, the RN states she was informed that an incident report was received and the patient received insulin subcutaneously instead of intravenously. She states that she does not recall how the medication was given or which one of them had given the medication

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.