The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations to prevent the revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN license in danger. Therefore, nurses need a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Mesquite, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.
On or about August 27, 2019, while utilizing a Privilege to Practice (PTP) nursing from the State of Texas and employed as an RN at a medical facility in Mesquite, Texas, RN withdrew two (2) tablets of Oxycodone 10mg from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to accurately document the administration of the medication in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or nurses’ notes. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose.
In response to the above incident, RN states the first pull of Oxycodone fell on the floor, so RN wasted the medication, pulled a new tablet, and administered it. RN states his contract had been renewed twice at the facility and they had requested a third extension, but RN declined due to the early winter weather of the area.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find a nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a nurse attorney with experience in various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.