The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein RN in Texas are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. But never worry as there is a Texas BON attorney willing to help deal with any cases filed against the RN/LVN.
Any RN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds himself in such a situation, she will need to find the best Texas RN license defense attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her RN/LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN/LVN license.
A perfect example of this happened to a certain RN in 2017. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately eight (8) months.
On or about August 28, 2017, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Denton, Texas, RN placed a rectal tube in a patient without a physician’s order, and after it had been noted the patient had blood in her stool. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from further medical complications.
In response to the above incident, RN admits using a modified Malecot tube to collect stool samples for analysis. RN denies her conduct was likely to injure the patient from further medical conditions. As a prudent nurse, RN states she was constantly monitoring for any blood in the stool given this patient’s medical history and condition. RN explains that she noticed some hematochezia just before 0400 and alerted the provider on call for the evening. RN states the plan was to obtain some stool samples to send for testing. In order to obtain these samples, RN states a Malecot tube was used. The Nurse Practitioner came to the bedside, stayed for some time, monitoring the flow of stool excreting from the patient and the order was then placed.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(1)(E),(4)&(5).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good Texas BON 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. Texas BON Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.