Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a Texas nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend, or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a healthcare services provider in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about September 26, 2019, through December 18, 2019, while employed as an RN with a healthcare services provider in Amarillo, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
1. RN failed to appropriately supervise delegated tasks to unlicensed personnel with regards to monitoring and documenting seizure activity and blood glucose levels for a patient, who was developmentally delayed, diabetic, and suffered from myoclonic seizures. Furthermore, RN failed to obtain physician orders for the frequency of blood glucose monitoring for the patient. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from potentially adverse complications of ongoing seizure activity and/or undetected and untreated fluctuations in blood glucose.
2. RN failed to completely and accurately reconcile medications prescribed to the above-mentioned patient, in that Clobazam, a benzodiazepine, was delivered by the patient’s pharmacy, but not included on the patient’s home Medication Administration Record (MAR). Subsequently, the patient did not receive the ordered medication. RN’s 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 epilepsy.
In response to the above incidents, RN states all delegated tasks were appropriately monitored.
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)(U)&(3)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)(1)(F)&(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 200 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.