In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defense himself from all accusations. Every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is to encourage hiring a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at a hospital in Del Rio, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and two (2) months.
On or about January 4, 2021, through June 7, 2021, while employed as a Nurse Practitioner, the RN failed to properly prescribe medications to a patient in that, the RN prescribed Procardia XL 60mg and Norvasc 10mg to the patient during the same time period and for the same indication. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that prescribing dual medications during the same time period and for the same indication could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
The RN states that the Patient’s granddaughter informed the clinic of the use of the dual calcium channel blockers and the medication was discontinued. The RN relates this was an oversight due to the patient being on Procardia and the medication having refills which were sent to the patient and caused the use of dual calcium channel blockers. The RN states he does not recall reviewing a medication list with the patient or the patient’s granddaughter, which showed the two medications.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN to disciplinary action. For the further scope of the disciplinary action, the RN’s nurse license may be put at risk and may be facing suspension or revocation.
This is why the assistance or the help of a nurse attorney can make the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.