Leaving your assignment as a nurse is a form of negligence of duty. A lot can badly happen to a patient if you will just leave your assignment without prior notice. It is a serious issue of negligence. You can have your license suspended or worse be revoked because of such inappropriate behavior. The Texas Board of Nursing will have you subject to disciplinary action or a lot worse than that. If this happens, an RN should know how to defend herself/himself by means of having a nurse attorney around.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about January 26, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, RN left a patient’s home without an adult or care giver present. Instead, RN left the patient in the care of his fourteen (14) year old sister for approximately thirty minutes. RN’s conduct could have injured the patient in that the patient’s sibling did not have the necessary skills and training required to intervene in the event of a medical emergency.
In response, RN states she called the on-call Administrator at 0720 to find out if her relief was coming or if she was to hand over care to the patient’s family. RN states she was told the day shift nurse was running late. RN states she told the on-call Administrator that the patient’s mother was not in the home, but that there were at least two adult male siblings present. RN further states that she told the Administrator she would leave the patient’s home at 0730, which was 30 minutes after her shift ended. RN states she gave a report to the patient’s sister, not knowing she was under the age of 18, and the patient’s sister signed the nursing note.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.