If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
It was on or about December 12, 2018, when the RN violated the privacy and confidentiality of a patient in that she took a photograph of a patient’s medical record and posted it to her social media account. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from use, accessing or disclosure of their confidential medical information without their written authorization and placed the facility in violation of HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
And on or about January 2019, the RN posted a picture of a patient’s miscarried fetus to her social media account, stating “…is an 8 week fetus that I caught during a woman’s active miscarriage”. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from disclosure of their confidential medical information without written authorization.
In response, the RN admits to posting the pictures and admits it was unprofessional to have published the photographs along with the comments made regarding the experience she was having at the time of the posting while she was actively practicing as a registered nurse in a health care setting. The RN admits her social media post includes a photograph of a miscarried fetus, however, she states she did not obtain or record said photograph in her employment environment.
However, her defense was too weak because of the failure to hire an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her side. Because of this, the LVN has been subjected for discipline and her license was suspended.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.