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The assistance of a nurse attorney is valuable if you’re facing a case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Your defense can be strengthened further if you’re going to face the Board, even if your case has multiple instances of failure to follow a procedure. There are times when mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a hospital in Haltom City, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.

It was on or about June 15, 2019, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner, that the RN inappropriately documented “Passive Aggressive Personality” as a billable medical diagnosis in the medical record of the patient, without an assessment performed to appropriately diagnose a personality disorder. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.

In response to the incident, the RN states that the patient spent an extraordinary amount of time in the bathroom and was unable to give a urine sample when she came in with reports of urinary discomfort and requested specific antibiotics. The RN states that while she was out of the exam room, the RN was notified by the front office staff that the patient had called the corporate office to complain about her and it was at that time that she realized how upset the patient was by that morning’s events. The RN states that her intention in listing “Passive Aggressive Personality” was to use it as a description for a consideration that alludes to a greater diagnosis that could be made by the patient’s primary care physician or a psychiatric professional. The RN states that the patient never confronted her directly which is by definition passive-aggressive behavior, and she feels that is it her professional responsibility to demonstrate that she can communicate directly.

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend herself from the allegation filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right nurse attorney to handle her case. This had caused and led to the discipline of the RN’s license.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call nurse attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.