The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN/LVN in Texas found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case. The complaint can be filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best Texas nurse license attorney. This attorney can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of the license of RN/LVN in Texas.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in The Woodlands, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about June 18, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in The Woodlands, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN failed to round on a patient every two (2) hours, as ordered by a physician. RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm in that not rounding as ordered by a physician, could have resulted in the patient not getting the care needed.
- RN inaccurately documented nursing care for the abovementioned patient, in that RN documented Pain Assessments, Nursing Rounds, and ICU and HOU Physicals from 00:00 to 07:19, but camera footage showed RN had not been in the patient’s room during that time. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.
In response to the above incidents, RN states the only round she missed was the 02:00 round, due to the fact she was watching another nurse’s patients. RN denies she has ever falsified documentation.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse License Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.