The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about February 1, 2016, through February 3, 2016, to an RN in Sugar Land.
During the said period of time, the RN allegedly falsely documented nursing notes for visits that were not made in the patient’s medical records. Furthermore, the RN admitted to staff that she did not work those days and that she and the patient’s mother had an agreement that she would work extra hours to make up the time.
The RN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to the RN for hours not actually worked. In addition, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
During the hearing, the RN states the patient’s mother requested she works additional hours with the patient. She agreed and documented the additional hours on Nursing Flow Sheets for February 1, 2016, through February 3, 2016, which she did not actually work.
However, due to a lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.