Any RN or LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds herself in such a situation, she will need to find a nurse attorney. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her LVN / RN license. Otherwise, the BON may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN / LVN license.
The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nurse (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN license or RN license holders are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws.
This is the incident that happened to an RN in 2019. At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a dialysis center in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eight (8) months.
On or about January 19, 2019. while employed as an RN in a dialysis center in Edinburg, Texas, RN did the following:
- failed to administer ordered medications and/or document the administration of ordered medications to 7 different Patients. In addition, RN failed to document a response with respect to the administration of Phenergan to a patient, which had been administered for a patient report of nausea. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that failure to administer medications as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment. Further, RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
- failed to perform and/or document central line dressing changes for 2 different Patients. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that failure to perform central line dressing changes, as ordered, could have resulted in increased risk of infection. Further, RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
The above actions constitute 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),(1)(D)&(1)(O) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C).
However, the Texas BON found the RN guilty and her license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was revoked.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right LVN / RN license 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 RN / LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years, can assist you by contacting the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.