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 right 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 September 25, 2004, when an RN from Campwood, Texas inserted a foley catheter into a patient without a physician’s order in an effort to alleviate pain experienced by the patient. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of injury, including exacerbation of urinary tract infection, clot formation, and/or obstruction. Additionally, her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.
Subsequently, the RN prematurely made an entry into the medical record stating that she had received instructions from the Director of Nurses to insert a Foley catheter and call in a prescription.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the RN states that this entry was predicated on the assumption that she would receive a physician’s order at a later time to catheterize the patient.
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.