The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nurse (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN license or RN license holders are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. Any RN or LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds herself in such a situation, she will need to find a nurse attorney. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her LVN / RN license. Otherwise, the BON may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN / LVN license.
This is the incident that happened to a RN in 2020. At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a dialysis center in Harlingen, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eight (8) months.
On or about January 18, 2020, while employed as an RN at a dialysis center in Harlingen, Texas, RN did the following:
- failed to assess and/or document post-treatment assessments prior to discharge for 7 different Patients. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that clinical care decisions could be formulated based upon incomplete assessment information.
- failed to timely verify the prescription components of the hemodialysis machine set-up for 3 different Patients. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that failure to timely verify such prescription components of the hemodialysis machine set-up could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
- failed to intervene when a patient experienced episodes of low blood pressure and another nurse had to intervene and monitor the patient. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient due to the adverse effects of hypotension.
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)(D),(3)(A)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C).
However, the Texas BON found the RN guilty and her license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was revoked.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find a nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN / LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, a nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years, can assist you by contacting the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.