The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is one of the government agencies in the state of Texas that is responsible in regulating the practice of profession in the country. It was established for the sole purpose of ensuring that the nurses are properly regulated to promote public health and safety. This Board exercises administrative functions as well as quasi-judicial functions over a nursing license. This means that it has the authority to promulgate rules and regulations that must be followed by all the RN or LVN nurses. At the same time, it can also render judgment that can affect the validity of nursing licenses.
Just like all government agencies or instrumentalities, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) conducts a hearing first before it renders a judgment. The members of the Board are required to convene in regular and special sessions to hear and decide cases. Their jurisdiction covers only those who wish to apply for the licensure examination and those who have already obtained their licenses. Every single day, the Board orders the revocation or suspension of LVN or RN nurses. At the same time, some are also released from the charges against them.
Kristine was not lucky to be one of those who were exonerated from administrative charges by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). She is a registered nurse in Texas who worked for a nursing home. While practicing as an RN nurse, she received a letter from the BON. It was a complaint that alleged the following: On or about June 6, 2013, the RN nurse failed to provide an accurate report to the nurses who relieved her. Before she went off duty, she counted narcotics with another registered nurse.
Thereafter, she gave a report to everyone stating that a particular patient may need some cough expectorate. This was an error in her part because the patient involved required another form of medication. The act of the RN nurse resulted in an inaccurate report and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate information on which to base their care decision. The Board ordered for the suspension of the license. As such, the RN nurse was not allowed to use her nursing license for a short period of time.
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