Many people want to become LVN or RN in the state of Texas. These individuals strive hard in finishing their nursing degree in order to qualify for the board examination handled by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). And for RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend, or only discipline their license. Take note that a Texas nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
Notwithstanding these laws, there are still a high number of registered nurses who keep on violating the statutes and special laws enacted by the government. This is the primary reason why there are many complaints filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). An RN got involved in a particular case.
At the time of the incident, RN was employed as the Chief Nursing Officer at a medical facility in College Station, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (1) month.
On or about November 20, 2017, through October 5, 2018, while employed as a Chief Nursing Officer at a medical facility in College Station, Texas, RN falsified physicians’ signatures on credentialing files. Furthermore, RN admitted to staff that she forged the physicians’ signatures. RN’s conduct created inaccurate credentialing files and was likely to injure patients in that the forged signatures granted medical staff privileges that could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response, RN states the CEO massively mismanaged and swindled the medical facility and its investors by engaging in numerous fraudulent activities, which were discovered by RN. RN relates that all alleged forgeries were done at the specific demand and with the unequivocal endorsement of the CEO, who deliberately manipulated and lied to RN about her authorization to sign in order to avoid any potential culpability herself.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(6)(A).
A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the RN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to subject her license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse BON license cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.