The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all RN or LVN license cases. Therefore, the assistance of an experienced nurse attorney is the best help you can ever get. Their expertise in the field of nursing can defend an RN/LVN against the possible sanctions given to them.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and six (6) months.
On or about October 2, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, RN chased after a patient, who was running back into the seclusion room, inappropriately restrained the patient to the floor, and then neglected to assess the patient after the fall. Furthermore, while the patient was still on the floor, RN put his hands on the patient’s head and pushed himself up off the patient to get up. RN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response to this incident, RN states that he disagrees that he chased the patient. The patient was exhibiting physically and verbally aggressive behaviors toward facility staff and other residents. When the patient charged a female staff member who was standing in the doorway of the seclusion room, RN restrained the patient to keep him from harming the staff member and exiting the seclusion room where he might hurt himself or others. RN states that it was never his intention to behave other than professionally and appropriately towards the patient.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
Unfortunately, with the lack of an effective nurse attorney to defend his case, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to take disciplinary action against the RN.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Please contact him at (832) 428-5679.