The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN licenses. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas. Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves false documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from McAllen, Texas is just one of the many examples.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.
On or about November 20, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in McAllen, Texas, RN administered one (1) unit of packed red blood cells (PRBC) to a patient without a physician’s order. Additionally, RN falsely documented a telephone physician’s order for the above-mentioned patient to receive two (2) units of PRBC. Further, after the physician stated he did not want the patient to receive blood, RN failed to discontinue the order for blood, which placed the patient at risk for receiving the second unit of PRBC. RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of iron overload and/or allergic reaction and deprived the hospital of blood products that could be utilized for other patients.
In response, RN admits he took it upon himself to order the two units. RN states he takes full responsibility for failing to recognize he was making an assumption that needed to be verified. RN states he notified the oncoming night shift nurse that he had already administered 1 unit of PRBC to the patient, and the hospitalist had already notified the charge nurse. RN further admits he was panicked about the situation and forgot to discontinue the order.
The above action constitutes 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),&(6)(H).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and his license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nursing Law attorneys, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.