An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an Occupational Health Registered Nurse at a hospital in Killeen, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and seven (7) months.
On or about May 2019, through November 2019, while employed as an Occupational Health Registered Nurse at a hospital in Killeen, Texas, RN failed to appropriately intervene, including failure to ensure timely follow-up testing, after numerous employees were exposed to tuberculosis in four (4) mass exposure events. RN also failed to escalate care concerns for those employees who were non-compliant with tuberculosis retesting instructions. Furthermore, RN failed to accurately and completely document events related to the tuberculosis exposures in the employees’ electronic health records, including contact with unit managers. RN’s conduct created incomplete employee health records and exposed the employees to the risk of harm from undetected and untreated tuberculosis infections.
In response to the above incident, RN states each employee was contacted by email regarding tuberculosis exposures and states testing dates, and compliance was documented in the electronic record and visible to both employees and unit managers. RN states she did not receive formal training on the documentation system as requested. RN further states she was not given permission to ask for assistance from the administrative staff or other nurses in contacting the exposed employees.”
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)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(O) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
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 RN/LVN 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 is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.