In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. This every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is to encourage hiring a nurse attorney. By doing so can resolve the case successfully.
Unfortunately, there are some RN and LVN who fail to find the right nurse attorney to handle their cases. As a result, most of them would be adjudged liable for the complaints. This usually leads to the revocation of professional nursing license. This is what happened to a RN in San Antonio, Texas.
On or about July 1, 2016, through July 29, 2016, while employed in a healthcare facility in San Antonio, the RN failed to submit documentation of skilled nursing visits for patients of the agency.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to give her a fair chance to defend her case. She was given the chance to defend herself at the Board.
The RN states she was let go due to the company’s downsizing in the middle of a pay period, and immediately started with a sister company. She additionally states amongst all of the stress and hassle of switching companies and handling new patients, she did not get a chance to submit the final notes to the facility in a timely manner.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing believes her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure patients in that subsequent care givers did not have complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty for the complaint against her and her RN license was suspended. She lost the case simply because the RN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation