The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving an RN or LVN nurse. The Board has the power to reprimand the nurses for any violation of the administrative rules and regulations that every nurse is bound to follow. Aside from this, it also has the power to order the suspension or cancellation and revocation of a nursing license. But don’t worry as a Tyler Nurse Attorney can help you out with such a case.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a nursing facility in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and ten (10) months.
On or about March 3, 2019, while employed as an RN with a nursing facility in Tyler, Texas, RN did the following:
- administered in error 10mg of Methadone to a patient in excess dosage of the physician’s order. Further, RN failed to document the medication error in the medical record and also failed to notify the physician of the medication error. RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from adverse reactions; including, sedation and respiratory distress.
- failed to completely and accurately report and/or document events during skilled nursing visits with another; including, patient status, patient allergies, nursing interventions, physician notifications, and physician orders for antibiotic medications. RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response, RN states she mistakenly administered Methadone to the patient instead of Morphine. RN also states she did not notice the medication error until the next morning. RN further states another nurse agreed to notify the physician about the medication error. RN states she made a prior visit to the patient’s home that same evening. RN also states when she contacted the physician during the second visit, she did not have the correct on-call summary sheet because of the prior visit. RN states she retrieved the correct on-call summary sheet from her vehicle, contacted the physician again, and relayed the necessary information. RN states orders were received and carried out.
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)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Tyler nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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. Tyler 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.