The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about April 7, 2018, to an RN in Austin. During that time, the RN allegedly failed to document a complete respiratory or neurological assessment in the medical record of a patient, and failed to document events that occurred in the emergency room; including the patient becoming agitated, fighting the endotracheal tube, and unauthorized administration of sedating medications by the emergency medical technician (EMT).
Additionally, the RN inaccurately documented that the patient was unresponsive. The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete and inaccurate medical record, and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN because they want to hear her side of the story and to defend herself.
During the hearing, the RN states that she accepts responsibility for the incomplete documentation and states any medication administered in the ER by the EMT was done without the consent or knowledge of the RN.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she 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.