An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a criminal nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a Hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (1) month.
On or about July 20, 2020, through July 27, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN took a photo with an infant patient, during a feeding, without authorization from the patient’s family and/or responsible party. Additionally, the RN was not wearing personal protective equipment while feeding the infant patient. Specifically, the RN was not wearing a mask. Lastly, the RN stated, “This baby had a mother that was hooked on crack, so she can survive a virus.” The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from disclosure of their confidential medical information without their written authorization and constitutes a violation of HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
On or about August 17, 2021, the RN presented false information to the Texas Board of Nursing. Specifically, the RN falsified a letter of support from a coworker dated August 10, 2021. The RN’s conduct was deceptive and created an inaccurate enforcement record.
In response, the RN states that she sent someone a photo of a baby doll that is used on the unit for training purposes, not a real baby. The RN states the doll is not real which is evidenced in the photo by the lack of milk in the bottle. The RN states she nicknamed the doll ‘munchkin’ because that is the name of the doll.
In addition, the RN states she acknowledges the allegation and genuinely regrets having done this act. The RN states that she was embarrassed and ashamed of her situation and did not want to approach her co-worker for a second letter of support regarding the mannequins used on the unit. The RN states she wishes to apologize to the Board and to her co-worker.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) decided to discipline her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good criminal nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.