Holding an RN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against RN, the Board will have the authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases. Every nurse also needs a nurse attorney for better defense in their case.
In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
One such incident happened to an RN in 2017. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as a Registered Nurse with a health foundation in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and eleven (l l) months.
On or about May 2017, while employed as an RN with a health foundation in San Antonio, Texas, and assigned to the Emergency Department, RN misappropriated medications belonging to the facility and patients thereof. In addition, RN admitted to diverting medications for personal use. RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
In response to the incident above, RN admits she diverted narcotics. RN states a patient was never denied their pain medications, she never gave the wrong medication, nor did she practice impaired.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452 (b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §271.12(1)(A), (1)(B), (4), (6)(G), (8), (10)(E) & (11)(B.
However, without the help of an experienced and a reliable nurse attorney to help her defend her side, the RN’s license was put on disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you are looking for a nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON to protect their RN or LVN license.