The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about January 13, 2018, through January 14, 2018, to an RN in Houston. During the said period of time, the RN failed to document the triage assessment of a patient, who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) for burns and smoke inhalation, until the morning after the patient was transferred to another facility for treatment of his burns and respiratory problems caused by smoke inhalation. Additionally, she failed to document upper lobe lung sounds for the patient.
Consequently, the medical record that accompanied the patient to the receiving facility was incomplete. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate, incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care.
In response to the accusations against her, the RN reports that the patient left at shift change, and she completed her documentation and faxed it to the receiving facility before she left work.
However, due to a lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.