The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein RN in Texas are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. Any RN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds himself in such a situation, he will need to find the best Dallas nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is his only chance to protect his RN / LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find him guilty in the administrative case and order for the suspension/revocation of his RN / LVN license.
This incident that an RN from Dallas committed in August 2018 was one of those examples. At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a home health care services provider in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.
On or about August 10, 2018, through August 11, 2018, while employed as an RN with a home health care services provider in Dallas, Texas, and on assignment in the home of a patient, RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that home surveillance video showed that she was sleeping while on duty. RN’s conduct could have injured the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger. Additionally, at that same time, RN made several factually inaccurate nursing note entries in the patient’s medical record which could be misleading. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and could have harmed the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have reliable information on which to base their care decisions.
In response, RN states that she took Benadryl on the days of the incidents not knowing the drowsy effects would still impact her the way it did. RN states that on the nights of these incidents, she did not intend to neglect or fail to take adequate care of her patient.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code. The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Dallas nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Dallas nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN / LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Dallas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 200 nurse BON license cases before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.