The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about July 24, 2019, through October 23, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Garland, Texas, the RN misappropriated Fentanyl belonging to the facility and patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Subsequently, the RN admitted to taking the Fentanyl and replacing the vials with saline.
On or about December 31, 2019, through January 8, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN withdrew Hydromorphone and Fentanyl for patients but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.
The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her nursing license for violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An, today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or on weekends.