The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN 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 or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a skilled nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about May 2, 2011, when an RN from Floresville falsely documented providing care and treatment to the patient’s Gastrostomy tube (G-tube) site. According to the complaint, the RN failed to perform, and which was ordered by the physician. The patient subsequently developed skin breakdown around the G-tube site.
The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from medical complication in that she sustained breakdown which required daily dressing changes. In addition, her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record which was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed accurate information on which to base their care.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she did sign the MAR prior to doing the treatment, and she was on her way to doing the peg tube treatment when she was called and got busy and forgot to go back and do it.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right 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.