Being a registered nurse 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 or LVN nurse in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against registered nurses, the Board will have authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases.
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 nursing defense 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.
Do not place yourself in a similar situation as that of Angie. She is a professional nurse who obtained her nursing license in 1990. After obtaining a Baccalaureate degree in nursing, she immediately took the examination. When the she passed the exam, she was hired as a staff nurse in a hospital wherein she worked for more than ten years.
While employed as a staff nurse, the RN nurse Angie failed to appropriately assess and intervene for a pediatric patient who experienced a peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter extravasation to his left hand. When the next nurse checked the patient involved, it was found out that the patient’s arm was swollen. Clearly, the act of the RN nurse caused some complications to the medical condition of the patient.
Because of this, a complaint was filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The complaint alleged that the RN nurse’s conduct resulted in delay in treatment for the patient. The Board sent her a notice for the complaint and an order for the submission of a reply to defend her case. Angie did not heed to the order sent by the Board. As a result, her nursing license was suspended. Aside from this, she was also ordered to pay fines for the malpractice.
If you are looking for a Texas nurse license defense lawyer 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. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their nursing license.