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Prescribing medications is a critical aspect of advanced nursing practice, requiring a comprehensive understanding of patients’ health conditions and thorough assessments to ensure safe and effective care. In situations where nursing practitioners face allegations related to prescription practices, legal guidance becomes crucial, and a nurse attorney can play a pivotal role in providing necessary support. They advocate for the nurse’s rights throughout investigations and legal proceedings, ensuring fair treatment and effective representation.

At the time of the incident, RN was employed as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at a medical facility in Longview, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.

On or about July 14, 2021, while employed as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at a medical facility in Longview, Texas, RN prescribed Metronidazole and Fluconazole to a patient, who was not an established patient, and without performing and/or documenting a physical assessment. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate, incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

In response to the above incident, RN states she checked carefully with the pharmacist to verify that the medication had been received. RN states there is no evidence that the medication caused any damage nor is there any evidence that there was any intention for the medication to be administered without a careful assessment.

The above action constitutes 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)(D),(4)(A)&(4)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A), (1)(B)&(4).

However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.