Holding an RN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against RN, the Board will have the authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases. Every nurse also needs a nurse attorney for a better defense on their case.
In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
On or about March 1, 2017 through March 4, 2017, while employed as staff nurse in a nursing home in Rosebud, the LVN failed to ensure that the medication administration record (MAR) for the month of March reflected the correct orders for insulin for the patient. As a result, the patient incorrectly received Humalog Sliding Scale Insulin, which had been discontinued on February 2, 2017, and Lantus 40 units instead of 34 units.
The LVN’s conduct exposed the resident to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the resident’s condition.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the LVN states that the telephone physician’s orders are updated by the assistant director of nurses (ADON) and states she followed whatever the current MAR stated.
However, without the help of an experienced and a reliable nurse attorney to help her defend her side, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you are looking for a Texas nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 12 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of RNs in Texas protect their RN license.