For RNs, facing complaints, allegations or accusations was not easy, especially that you worked hard to get your RN license. RNs must be knowledgeable on how to face complaints and if they are to be put into disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. They should know how to defend their licenses and careers as well. They should also know that a nurse attorney is the one who can help them in such scenarios. One of these examples is an RN in Conroe, Texas.
An incident happened on or about November 4, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, the RN provided fraudulent Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification to his employer in that both cards have inconsistent information, in that the renewal dates were three (3) years apart, the e-Card number was the same for both cards, the body of the ACLS card said PALS and the instructor denied having taught the RN. His conduct was likely to deceive the facility and could have affected their decision to continue her employment.
In addition, the RN’s conduct may have placed patients at risk of injury from inappropriate and/or non-efficacious interventions.
In response to the incident, the RN states on or about November 4, 2019, he submitted his ACLS and PALS re-certification, later that day he was informed that these re-certifications appeared to be fraudulent. He states he was not aware of this. He states that he obtained the information that day from his direct supervisor on where to obtain another ACLS and PALS recertification. He also states, soon thereafter, he completed additional classes for a new ACLS and PALS certification and turned those into his supervisor.
As a result, the decision made by the Board to put the RN to disciplinary action was caused pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code. This is why in facing charges or complaints, it is best to seek the help of a nurse attorney but he has failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case and that has led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.