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The nurse-patient relationship has a boundary that needs to follow for the sake of both sides. Sometimes a nurse or the patient can’t avoid being indulging in the good relationship they have. But nurses should always remember that boundaries are set for a purpose. If an RN or an LVN is caught violating the boundary; the Board could put her/him in disciplinary action. Such a case can be handled by a nurse attorney. A right nurse attorney could be the solution to your problem.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed at a hospital in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eight (8) months.

An incident happened on or about August 27, 2019, the RN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse-client relationship in that she was in the treatment room with the patient for approximately fifteen (15) minutes, with the door closed. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient.

And on or about August 27, 2019, through August 28, 2019, while employed at the hospital in Irving, Texas, the RN has violated the professional boundaries of the nurse-client relationship when the RN was discovered in a neighboring county with the aforementioned patient, who had departed the facility without authorization. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily placed the public’s safety at risk.

In response to incidents above, the RN denies the conduct of violating professional boundaries of a nurse-client relationship. But still, as a result, the RN will be subject for a discipline may be given a sanction for the inappropriate actions that she did. It that the evidence received is sufficient cause pursuant to Section 301,452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code. The RN could have not been in such situation if she had consulted and hired a nurse attorney for the case.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for nurse attorney Yong.