Facing complaints was not easy especially that you worked hard for your RN license. RNs must be know how to face complaints and if they are to be put into disciplinary action by the Board. They should know a way on how to defend their licenses and careers as well. They should also know that a nurse attorney is the one who can help them in such scenarios. One of these examples is an RN in Conroe, Texas.
At the time of the initial incident, Respondent was employed as a Supervising Registered Nurse with a hospital in Florida, and assigned to a hospital in Conroe, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about June 29, 2017, through March 28, 2018, while the RN was employed as a Supervising Registered Nurse at a hospital in Florida, and assigned to Conroe, Texas, the RN failed to investigate allegations of a staff nurse having falsified medical records, including H&P records, vital signs and weights, and/or repeatedly failing to assess and document History and Physical Assessments on patients as required. Additionally, the RN failed to escalate his concerns and report the ongoing incidents to his supervisors and management.
The RN’s conduct likely contributed to the delay in receiving nursing interventions and medical care for existing medical conditions.
About this incident, the RN reports beginning in December he met with the staff nurse on several occasions to address the concerns and started working on his investigation by the end of February, including reviewing several months of surveillance video.
As a result, the RN was sanctioned by the Texas Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code and shall comply with the Nursing Practice Act, Texas Occupations Code, the Rules and Regulations Relating to Nursing Education, Licensure and Practice, 22 Texas Admin Code.
It’s too bad that he failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance if he had every reason to defend himself in the first place. The RN’s defense would have gotten better if he actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.