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When a nurse has violated the Nursing Practice Act or the Board rules, the Texas Board of Nursing must impose a disciplinary sanction against the RN/LVN. A nurse is required to assist in the determination of the healthcare needs of patients and, among other things, perform comprehensive nursing assessments regarding the health status of the client, implement nursing care, and evaluate the patient’s responses to nursing interventions. But if a nurse is experiencing such a problem, a nurse attorney can be their line of defense that can assist them in dealing with the cases they are facing.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in San Angelo, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and eight (8) months.

An incident happened on or about February 13, 2020, through February 19, 2020, the RN withdrew medications from the medication dispensing system for six patients and failed to appropriately document the pain assessments in the patients’ medical records. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure
the patients from clinical care decisions formulated based upon incomplete assessment information.

In response, the RN states she failed to document the assessments; however, her common practice throughout her nursing career has been to document patients’ pain assessments according to the proper rules. The RN relates she asked the facility for remediation, but was denied.

As a result, the RN has to take disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing as a result of his unprofessional conduct. This will surely happen if you fail to hire and ask a nurse attorney for help in dealing with any case filed against you.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.