An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a reliable nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
One such incident happened to an RN on or about December 7, 2016. During the time of the incident, she was currently employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Midland, Texas.
On or about the said date, the RN’s practice fell below the minimum standards of nursing practice in that she engaged in non-therapeutic prescribing practices. She prescribed controlled substances to patients without conducting appropriate assessments to justify her prescribing practices.
The RN continually prescribed controlled substances without regard to therapeutic benefit. She failed to exhaust low-risk, evidence-based treatments before resorting to high-risk, non-evidence based treatments. Her practice of prescribing controlled substances falls below the standard of care in that such quantities and combinations of controlled substances creates an unacceptable risk to patients and the public, which outweighs any therapeutic benefit.
Additionally, the RN issued seven thousand seventy-eight prescriptions for controlled substances. Further, she failed to adequately collaborate with a delegating/collaborating physician and/or failed to accurately/completely document such collaboration in the patients’ medical records, as required by law.
Further, the RN failed to appropriately monitor patients for abusive and/or drug-seeking behavior.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, she was not able to provide a good and experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.