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The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN license in danger. Therefore, nurses need a Texas nurse attorney to defend their case.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas and had been in that position for three (3) years and ten (10) months.

On or about May 11, 2020, through December 17, 2020, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, after her authorization to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Texas expired. RN’s conduct may have misled the public into believing the RN’s nursing practice was in compliance with all Board Rules and Regulations.

Another incident happened on or about September 19, 2021, while she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, RN failed to confirm the patient’s Medical Record Number with the physician when he ordered a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line placement for the patient in Room A and/or failed to question the need for a PICC line when the condition of the patient in Room A, did not evidence the emergency described by the physician. As a result, a coworker inserted a PICC line on the wrong patient, when a PICC line was not medically necessary. RN’s failure to confirm the correct patient placed the patient at risk of an unwarranted invasive procedure, pain/discomfort, inappropriate medical interventions, and other complications associated with IV lines.

In response, RN states that she was unclear about the Board’s requirements for authorization to continue working as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and in no way intended to run afoul of the Board’s rules. In regard, RN states she felt she did not need to clarify the order because it had been deemed “a medical emergency” by the physician.

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),(1)(N)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.