An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The BON has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
On or about December 22, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in San Marcos, Texas, the RN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited signs of impaired behavior while on duty, including dozing off in front of patient charts, sleeping in the dictation area of the nurse’s station, being difficult to arouse, having slurred speech, illegible handwriting in the Medication Administration Record (MAR), having a pale skin tone, and driving erratically as she was exiting the premises.
The RN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response to the cases filed on her, the RN states she was fit to practice and was not impaired in any way while on duty. She further states she has been in management treatment for some time, a period that began prior to December 22, 2016, and continues through the present. The RN stated she has always followed the instructions of her treating physician and only takes the prescribed medications that he has ordered as medically necessary.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing found the RN’s conduct was grossly negligent and resulted in serious injury to the patient. Thus, the RN was found guilty and her RN license was disciplined and suspended.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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