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.
On or about March 12, 2018, the RN failed to administer a tube feeding to an infant as ordered by a physician. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer tube feedings, treatments and medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
Additionally, the RN falsely documented administering a feeding to the patient. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate 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 she signed out the baby’s breast milk for the scheduled feeding and placed the milk in the warmer. She states she had been busy and believed she had started the feeding. The RN further admits she did document that she fed the infant and forgot to correct this documentation.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
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.