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 issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a Texas nurse defense lawyer. 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 September 10, 2019, when a RN who was then employed in a hospital in Navasota, altered the medical record of a patient to show different observation times on a Neurological Assessment sheet.
The RN’s conduct was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care and created an inaccurate medical record.
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 returned to the facility and added a line in the client’s chart because she was reminded of something that was left out. She had no intent to deceive or misdirect anyone regarding documentation. Upon meeting with staff, she was informed this was incorrect procedure and that the State must be notified.
However, without valid evidence and an expert Texas nurse defense lawyer 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 a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Texas nurse defense lawyer 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 Texas nurse defense lawyer. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact Texas nurse defense lawyer Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.