All LVN or RN are under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the LVN or RN license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given an opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process. Included in their rights are having a nurse attorney to defend them in case such a problem arises.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.
On or about August 9, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, RN did the following:
- RN falsely documented that she administered Gabapentin to a patient in that the Gabapentin was discovered in a medication cup on top of the medication cart. RN’s conduct was deceptive, created an inaccurate medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate information to base their decisions for future care.
- RN failed to adequately count and/or safeguard medications in that Patient A had one Risperidone 5mg tablet missing from the medication cart, and Patient B had one Famotidine 35mg tablet missing from the medication cart. RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for and was likely to defraud the patients of the cost of the medications.
- RN left his nursing assignment and was unable to be located on the unit for approximately four (4) hours. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients from undetected changes in condition.
In response, RN states she was working two units that day, and at the time of the incident, RN states she was at the other unit, which was only 30 yards away. RN states that nobody contacted her, talked to her, or questioned her about what happened that day.
The above actions constitute 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)(I) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H),(10)(B)&(12).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.