The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RNs in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN license can even be suspended or revoked. This can be prevented with the help of an expert, a nurse attorney is the one you need.
A perfect example to this happened to a certain RN on May when she exceeded her Board authorized scope of practice by managing medical aspects of care for adult non-gerontological patients, including a 29-year old patient with depression. The RN is authorized by Board licensure to manage medical aspects of care for gerontological patients only.
In response to the complaints filed against her, the RN asserts that treating the twenty-nine-year-old patient was within her scope of practice for treating adults. According to the RN, she is experienced in treating depression in older adults, which is often more complex related to chronic illnesses and co-morbidities. Her experience translates to younger adults, and the patient was a less complicated case because her medical history consists solely of seasonal allergies, anxiety and depression.
Further, the RN reports her nursing practitioner clinical education prepared her to treat patient of all ages as did her subsequent practice in a family practice medical group. She asserts her advanced practice education at Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio involved the same coursework and clinical experiences as Family Nurse Practitioner students with the exception that her program did not cover pediatric or obstetric/gynecological care.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing finds that her conduct violates the Texas Occupations Code. As a result, her license was disciplined and suspended.
This is just one of the many cases why every RN in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of negligence or any misconduct or any actions beyond your scope of work on the part of a licensed RN is never excused.
As a result, the Texas BON found the RN guilty for the complaint against her. Her RN license was disciplined and suspended. She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient RN license attorney.
Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right RN license/nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.