The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as an RN or LVN. This is what exactly happened to a certain RN in Lubbock, but failed to hire a good nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed in a university in Lubbock and had been working in the facility for four years already.
On or about June 18, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Lubbock, the RN allegedly falsely documented verbal orders for Norco for a female patient, in that she did not obtain physician/provider authorization for the medication.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that the administration of medications without a valid physicians’ order could result in the patients suffering from adverse reactions, and Respondent’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act).
The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the RN to defend against the accusation. However, the RN was not able to provide a good defense.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her RN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
The case would have yielded a different result if the RN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.