Any charges filed against an RN or an LVN could badly affect their license and their career as a nurse. This is why a nurse should never neglect the need to hire a nurse attorney for defense when such a circumstance happens.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at a hospital in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and two (2) months.
An incident happened on or about May 6, 2019, through June 26, 2019, the RN exceeded her scope of practice by prescribing Vitamin B12 to adult patients. The RN’s education was insufficient to treat, diagnose, and manage the administration of Vitamin B12 to adult patients and could have exposed these patients to a risk of harm.
In response, the RN states that she sought legal counsel in regards to her scope of practice. The RN had completed her doctorate in nursing in addition to certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine and both programs focused on the care of patients across the lifespan. The law firm informed the RN that the education gained through both programs fulfilled the requirement for formal education needed to expand her scope of practice which included treating adults for nutritional deficiencies. The RN points out she never had a patient complaint regarding her care or treatment of the adult patients. In addition, the RN states the Vitamin B 12 was prescribed for patients to administer at home.
Every violation has its consequence and as a result of the RN’s actions, the Texas BON sanctioned the RN and been subjected to disciplinary action. The RN could have received a different result if only he had hired or consulted a nurse attorney for this matter.
A nurse attorney is the one who can help an RN or an LVN with cases such as this. An RN should look for a skilled, reliable, and with lots of experience in handling and dealing with nurse cases. No one can beat a nurse attorney who is an expert in nurse cases.
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