An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the RN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Rosenberg, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and nine (9) months.
On or about July 13, 2019, while employed, the RN failed to register a patient into the triage system when she presented with a possible emergency condition. As a result, the patient was denied a medical screening exam and had to seek emergency care elsewhere possibly jeopardizing the patient’s safety. The RN’s conduct placed the hospital out of compliance with regulations for emergency departments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
In response, the RN states he has never in his entire career denied care to a patient. The RN states a patient came up to the triage desk requesting to be seen right away because she was having generalized pain secondary to Cancer. The RN had also learned from the patient that she had been discharged from the ER approximately 3hrs prior. The RN asked the patient whether she had any new complaints apart from her pain and she stated she was only there for the pain to be controlled and that she needed to go to the treatment area immediately. The RN states he explained they didn’t have a bed available at that present time and that they see the sickest patient first. The RN states he never stated the patient would not be treated or cared for and also did not state that they had no cure for her illness nor discourage her from checking in.
The RN was given the chance of a legal counsel, in fact, all RNs and LVNs who are facing such cases are given the chance of a legal counsel, a nurse attorney at that, as your form of defense against any cases but the RN failed to contact and hire a nurse attorney for help about the case.
Never do the same mistake and avoid such misfortune from happening to your license. If you are looking for a nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years of experience handling Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their licenses.