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. As a matter of fact, the RN or LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. To avoid this, it is important to look for the right nurse attorney.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN license and LVN license. The BON has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
A perfect example of this happened to an RN. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed in a hospital in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for just three months.
During May 2014, through August 14, 2014, while employed in a medical facility in Richardson, the RN failed to accurately and completely document the nursing care she provided for the patients assigned to her care, including documentation of sixty-two records. The records included Start of Care Oasis forms along with 485 Recertification Oasis forms, Case Conferences, 60-Day Summaries, Discharge Summaries Oasis forms, Skilled Nursing Visits, and Aide Care Plans.
The RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete medical records that were likely to deceive subsequent caregivers who relied on the information while providing care to the patients.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the RN admits that she did not completely document various patient records while working for the medical facility during the months of July 2014 and August 2014.
The RN was given the chance to defend her license but she failed due to lack of proper defense from a nurse attorney. Unfortunately, her license was disciplined.
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