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. In facing the Board, you need to be prepared and be wise to hire an Arlington nurse attorney for the case.
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
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about July 24, 2018, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Arlington, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
1. RN withdrew four (4) syringes of Hydromorphone 2mg from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document the administration of the medications completely and accurately in the patients’ Medication Administration Record and/or nurses’ notes in that RN documented she that administered .5mg of Hydromorphone and reported that she administered 4mg of Hydromorphone. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose. Additionally, RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
2. RN withdrew four (4) syringes of Hydromorphone 2mg from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of unused portions of the medications. RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response to the above incidents, RN denies failure to accurately document, stating she thought she documented the 4mg administration. In addition, RN denies failure to waste and misappropriation.
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)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B), (1)(C), (4), (6)(G), (8), (10)(C) ,(10)(E) & (11)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Arlington nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by call or text 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Arlington Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 200 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.