The worst thing that can happen to every LVN or RN nurse is waking up one day realizing that she has lot her nursing license for good. This is such a painful situation especially when the nurse has worked hard to become a professional nurse in the state of Texas. No matter how unfortunate this may be, there is nothing that we can do about it because any violation of the law can lead to a revocation of a LVN or RN nursing license.
In one case that was decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a particular RN nurse was ordered to turn over his nursing license. The Board issued the order after finding him guilty of the charges filed against him. After a careful study of the facts of the case, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) was able to find a sufficient ground to revoke the RN nurse license, with finality.
The above-mentioned case involved a nurse named Mark. At the time of the filing of the case, Mark became a RN nurse in the state of Texas who has worked with a medical facility for almost ten years already. However, a case was filed against the RN nurse before the Texas Board of Nursing. In the complaint filed against the RN nurse, it was alleged that he failed to document the administration of “Benadryl” to a particular patient.
The action of the RN nurse was a violation of this law:
Sec. 301.452. Grounds for Disciplinary Action.
(a)In this section, intemperate use includes practicing nursing or being on duty or on call while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(b) A person is subject to denial of a license or to disciplinary action under this subchapter for:
(1) a violation of this chapter, a rule or regulation not inconsistent with this chapter, or an order issued under this chapter;
(2) fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice professional nursing or vocational nursing;
(3) a conviction for, or placement on deferred adjudication community supervision or deferred disposition for, a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
(4) conduct that results in the revocation of probation imposed because of conviction for a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
(5) use of a nursing license, diploma, or permit, or the transcript of such a document, that has been fraudulently purchased, issued, counterfeited, or materially altered;
(6) impersonating or acting as a proxy for another person in the licensing examination required under Section 301.253 or 301.255;
(7) directly or indirectly aiding or abetting an unlicensed person in connection with the unauthorized practice of nursing;
(8) revocation, suspension, or denial of, or any other action relating to, the person’s license or privilege to practice nursing in another jurisdiction or under federal law;
(9) intemperate use of alcohol or drugs that the board determines endangers or could endanger a patient;
(10) unprofessional conduct in the practice of nursing that is likely to deceive, defraud, or injure a patient or the public;
(11) adjudication of mental incompetency;
(12) lack of fitness to practice because of a mental or physical health condition that could result in injury to a patient or the public; or
(13) failure to care adequately for a patient or to conform to the minimum standards of acceptable nursing practice in a manner that, in the board’s opinion, exposes a patient or other person unnecessarily to risk of harm.
The act of the RN nurse may have exposed the patient involved to the risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would have relied on incomplete and/or inaccurate records on which to base their future plan of care. As already mentioned above, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) ordered for the revocation of his nursing license. For this reason, he is no longer allowed to engage in the practice of nursing.
Do not place yourself in a similar situation as that of Mark. Make sure that you know what are the laws and regulations that are mandated by the state of Texas to all professional nurses in the country. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.