The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and two (2) months.
On or about April 13, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN reported he lacked the fitness to practice professional nursing, in that the RN disclosed that his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and anxiety caused him physical and emotional stress which affected his job performance and led the RN to take non-prescribed narcotic medication. The RN’s condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
On or about November 21, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN withdrew one (1) vial of Morphine 2mg/ml from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to document, and/or completely and accurately document, the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records, and/or nurses’ notes. The RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
However, the RN without the help of an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right 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 nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579