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In the realm of healthcare, the provision of timely and appropriate medical care is of paramount importance, especially in critical situations such as those encountered in an emergency department. Nurses, as frontline healthcare providers, bear a significant responsibility in ensuring that individuals in need of medical attention receive prompt and necessary care. Any deviations from this responsibility can lead to serious consequences, both for the individual seeking care and for the nurse involved. When nurses find themselves entangled in such situations, a nurse attorney can be an invaluable asset. Nurse attorneys are legal professionals who specialize in healthcare law and regulations, and they possess the expertise needed to navigate complex legal matters within the healthcare field.

At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.

On or about September 4, 2021, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and assigned to the Emergency Department, RN failed to administer treatment to an individual in that he refused to allow Emergency Medical Services to drop off a patient at the ambulance bay of the facility. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the individual in that failure to administer care could have resulted in the individual not receiving the care they needed.

In response, RN states he turned the individual away because the individual had a Criminal Trespass Warning from the police for the facility based on previous incidents at the facility. RN states the individual had been physically and verbally abusive towards staff and other patients in the recent past, so he felt he was protecting the staff and other patients by turning the individual away. RN states he completed training on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) after this incident.

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)(L),(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (11)(B).

However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license under disciplinary action.

If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.