There are different cases that are filed every single day before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). In these cases, the assistance of a nurse attorney is necessary to ensure that the rights of the nurse involved are protected. At the same time, the nurse attorney can also help in rebutting all the allegations of the complainant. Sad to say, many nurses fail to see the significant role that the nursing defense attorney has in the hearing of their cases. As a result, they end up waiving the right to be represented by a counsel and being disciplined by the BON.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and nine (9) months.
On or about September 15, 2019, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Pearland, Texas, RN exceeded her scope of practice in that she administered Rocephin intravenously to her mother-in-law, without a valid prescription or physician’s order. Further, RN misappropriated the medication and the medical supplies needed to administer the medication intravenously from the facility. RN’s conduct exposed her to risk of harm from adverse reactions to medication administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
In response to the above incident, RN states that her mother-in-law had a persistent urinary tract infection that was not responding to the antibiotic prescribed by the physician and was in discomfort over the weekend. Prior to administering the Rocephin, she checked with her mother-in-law to confirm she had taken Rocephin in the past, which she said she had on several occasions without any adverse reaction. RN was genuinely trying to help her mother-in-law with a painful urinary tract infection over the weekend. RN acknowledged and expressed remorse for her lapse of judgment and fully and truthfully cooperated with the Board’s investigation.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(6)(G),(8)&(11)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.