The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
On or about June 22, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in The Woodlands, the RN misappropriated Propofol belonging to the facility and patients in that she removed a syringe from the operating room and took it to the restroom. Subsequently, the syringe was found in the restroom. When confronted by the Nurse Manager, the RN stated it was her syringe and said she’d given herself an injection of Toradol. However, the syringe was tested by a laboratory and was identified as Propofol.
The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
During the hearing, the RN states she was in the operating room preparing a patient for surgery when she saw an empty syringe under the patient’s arm. She states she placed the syringe in her pocket and subsequently went to the restroom because she had a migraine. The RN further states the syringe fell from her pocket while she was in the restroom stall. She states she told the Nurse Manager it was her syringe, but she meant it came from her patient.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient criminal nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.