Did you know that the nursing license that you have worked so hard to achieve could be taken away from you in an instant? To all those living in Texas, it is important to understand that these laws and regulations promulgated by the government are only made for our own good. No one is above the law. This is why the state of Texas is quite strict when it comes to its rules. One of the mandatory laws to be complied with is the Texas Occupations Code.
The Texas Occupations Code is a set of statutes that was enacted to regulate the practice of every LVN or RN nurse in the country. This is where the functions of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) play a very important role. The fate of the LVN or RN nurse lies on the hands of the members of the Board. All decisions and resolutions are made after a through deliberation and meeting. At the same time, the LVN or RN nurse subjected to the case is also given a right to defend his side in the tribunal.
Unfortunately for one nurse named Mark, he failed to raise the proper defenses that would have acquitted him from the charges. Mark was a RN nurse in Texas who worked in a hospital for a period of one year and six months. In one of his duties, he was assigned provide a nursing care for the patient. While performing the job, he heard yelling and slapping sounds in the room of a patient admitted in the hospital. Additionally, the RN nurse failed to notify the administrator when bruising of unknown origin on the patient’s legs was reported to her one day later.
The conduct of the RN nurse was likely to injure the resident from possible abuse, going undiscovered and causing further harm. In response to the incident, the RN nurse states that on the morning of July 6, a certified nursing aide (CNA) reported her that she heard clapping sound are coming from room 26. She stated that when she walked to the room, a CAN and the resident were coming out and heading for breakfast. She even stated the both the CAN and Resident L.S were talking and laughing with no kind of distress.
Notwithstanding said defenses, the RN nurse was still held administratively liable. As such, the Texas BON revoked her license. If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.