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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.

One of the examples where an RN faced an accusation involving negligence happened on or about February 2, 2015. According to the accusation filed by a certain patient, the RN failed to completely document assessment data, vital signs and/or weights for several patients.

Additionally, the RN allegedly administered a partial chemotherapy treatment to a patient, in that the prescribed Carboplatin was not given.

The RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete treatment records and was likely to injure the patients from subsequent care decisions made without the benefit of accurate and reliable information. Additionally, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s squamous cell carcinoma.

Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She states poor time management skills and problems concentrating prevented her from charting in a timely manner. However, she failed to hire an effective nurse attorney to help her defend her side.

Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.