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. 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 the best nurse attorney in the country. 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.
This is the incident that happened to an RN in 2018. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a health care services provider in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years.
On or about July 25, 2018, while employed as an RN with a health care services provider in Lubbock, Texas, RN did the following:
- lacked the fitness to practice, in that RN was observed being unable to walk on her own, having slurred speech, and was unable to perform a comprehensive nursing assessment. RN was observed using the wall to prop herself up, had altered communication with staff, and exhibited heavy and glazed eyes. Additionally, RN took an unusually long time to answer questions and was observed having a hard time staying awake while documenting. RNs were unable to communicate effectively and could not keep their eyes open while on duty. RN’s conduct could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing patients in potential danger.
- failed to administer medications to four different patients. RN’s conduct exposed the patients to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patients’ conditions.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code.
However, without hiring an experienced nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas BON found the RN guilty, and her license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was revoked.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 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. 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.