Holding an RN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against RN, the Board will have authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases. It is also be helpful if you will have a nurse attorney on your side during this cases you are facing.
In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
In one case, while employed as a staff nurse in a healthcare facility in Houston, the LVN withdrew one Norco 10/325mg tablet from the medication dispensing system for a patient, without a valid physician’s order.
Additionally, the LVN documented in the Medication Administration Record that she administered the medication to the patient but the patient denied receiving any pain medication. Her conduct was deceptive, created an inaccurate medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that administering medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
The LVN says she understands that she is ultimately responsible for the patient receiving the medication or wasting the medication if not given for any reason.
Her conduct constitutes a violation of the Texas Occupations Code. As a result, her LVN license was disciplined and suspended. This can be prevented of she had a nurse attorney to defend her.
If you are looking for a Texas nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 12 years’ experience as a nurse attorney handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of RNs in Texas protect their RN license.