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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. As a matter of fact, the RN or LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. To avoid this, it is important to look for the right nurse attorney.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN license and LVN license.  The BON has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license.  It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.

A perfect example of this happened to an RN in Houston. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed in a hospital in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for three years.  

On or about April 8, 2017, and April 12, 2017, the RN failed to ensure that her nursing staff applied a Fentanyl Patch to a patient, as indicated on the medication administration record (MAR). Her conduct exposed the resident to a risk of uncontrolled pain.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the RN states the ADON miscounted her days when adding the fentanyl patch and states it was the ADON’s responsibility to check her math skills. She states that the resident did not show any additional signs or symptoms of pain during the doses that were extended.

The RN was given the chance to defend her license but she failed due to lack of proper defense from a nurse attorney. Unfortunately, her license was disciplined.

Avoid the same thing from happening to you. 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.