There are different cases that are filed every single day before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). In these cases, the assistance of a nurse attorney is necessary to ensure that the rights of the nurse involved are protected. At the same time, the nurse attorney can also help in rebutting all the allegations of the complainant. Sad to say, many nurses fail to see the significant role that the nursing defense attorney has in the hearing of their cases. As a result, they end up waiving the right to be represented by a counsel and being disciplined by the BON.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Frisco, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.

On or about May 19, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Frisco, Texas, RN withdrew six (6) Oxycodone 5 mg tablets from the medication dispensing system for a patient, but failed to document, and/or completely and accurately document, the administration of the medication in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or nurses’ notes. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and could have injured the patient, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient.

In response to the above incident, RN states the patient was receiving Roxicodone frequently and would complain if a dose was late. RN admits to failing to document one dose, but she cannot remember what was occurring that caused the missed documentation.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.

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