Serious offenses are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied over the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, a RN in San Antonio failed to do so.
On or about July 2005 through May 1, 2018, the RN exceeded her Board authorized scope of practice by managing medical aspects of care for adult non-gerontological patients, including a patient, who was a 29-year-old patient with depression between April 2017 and June 2017. The RN is authorized by Board licensure to manage medical aspects of care for gerontological patients only:
During the defense, the RN asserts that treating the twenty-nine-year-old patient was within her scope of practice for treating adults. According to the RN, she is experienced in treating depression in older adults, which is often more complex related to chronic illnesses and co-morbidities.
Her experience translates to younger adults, and the patient was a less complicated case because her medical history consists solely of seasonal allergies, anxiety and depression. Further, the RN reports her nursing practitioner clinical education prepared her to treat patient of all ages as did her subsequent practice in a family practice medical group.
The RN asserts her advanced practice education at Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio involved the same coursework and clinical experiences as Family Nurse Practitioner students with the exception that her program did not cover pediatric or obstetric/gynecological care.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where an experienced nurse attorney should be hired.
Serious offenses may compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
The Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.