Every LVN or RN nurse is expected to comply with the laws and regulations imposed by the state of Texas. Any violation can have an adverse effect on his professional nursing license. Even if the violation does not relate to the nature of the work of a nurse, he can still be subjected to the disciplinary proceedings before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
In the case of a nurse named Albert, he pleaded guilty to a charge for committing misconduct while working as a registered nurse in a state hospital. He has been working for the medical facility for almost ten years already. He has a good record for being efficient in performing his duties. However, one day, a case was filed against him before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
The complaint explicitly stated that the RN nurse repeatedly prescribed hydrocodone, soma, and/or a benzodiazepine to patients. The prescriptions were made in the same doses, nearly identical quantities, and maximum strengths. All these indicate a failure to individually assess each patient and develop a treatment plan in response to each patient’s individualized assessment. This type of prescribing falls below the standard of care in that the combination of Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants in such unsupported quantities has greater risk than therapeutic benefit.
According to the complaint, the act of the RN Nurse was a clear violation of the Nursing Practice Act, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas and other state laws. Because of this, the RN nurse lost his right to practice nursing in the state of Texas. The Board revoked his license, with finality.
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