Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves false documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Amarillo, Texas is just one of the many examples.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.

On or about August 18, 2018, through August 19, 2018, while employed as an RN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Amarillo, Texas, RN did the following:

  1. inaccurately documented in the Medication Administration Record of a patient that she administered two doses of 0.8 mg hydromorphone and 1 mg of lorazepam when there were no medication withdrawals from the medication dispensing system associated with the time or date of administration. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.

 

  1. withdrew 2 mg of hydromorphone and three (3) 2mg doses of lorazepam from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document the administration of the medications in the patient’s medication administration records. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose. Additionally, RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

 

In response, the RN states upon notification of the medication errors, the RN immediately offered to submit to drug testing and worked with the Nurse Residency Educator that same day to complete the medication variance reports. RN further states upon completion of the medication variance reports, they were able to account for each medication, including one (l) dose of Ativan that was not properly scanned.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).

However, the Texas Board of Nursing found the RN guilty, and her license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was subjected to disciplinary action.

A nurse attorney in Amarillo is someone who represents medical professionals in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions. Attorney Yong J. An is an Amarillo nurse license defense attorney that has a proven track record. is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and has represented over 200 nurse BON license cases before the Texas BON to protect their RN/LVN license. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.