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. If you are an RN or LVN who is facing an accusation case or any case, you can contact a nurse defense lawyer for your case.
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. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked if not properly defended by a nurse defense lawyer.
A perfect example of this incident happened on October 20, 2015. While employed as a Staff Nurse in a Medical Center in Edinburg, Texas, a RN exceeded her scope of practice by ordering three medications for a pediatric patient, without receiving orders from the physician.
Subsequently, the RN administered three medications to the patient, without the physician’s orders.
As a defense to the case, the RN states that in emergency care settings, there are many verbal orders received by nurses and in haste there might be lack of documentation or improper medication doses calculated. She also states that she failed to write a verbal order and carry out proper documentation, and it was an isolated incident.
However, the Texas BON found the nurse’s conduct violates the Texas Occupations Code.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
In another incident, a RN license was suspended and was placed on probation due to non-compliance with an Agreed Order issued to her by the Texas. A Noncompliance is the result of Nurse’s failure to abstain from the consumption of alcohol.
RN produced a urine specimen for a random drug screen that resulted positive for three chemicals which are metabolic of alcohol.
The Agreed Order states that the RN shall abstain from the use of alcohol, tramadol, and all controlled substances, except as prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a legitimate purpose.
To counter the allegation, RN states she sought treatment in a rehabilitation center in Webster, Texas, and completed inpatient treatment on May 5, 2017.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing finds that there exist serious risks to public health and safety as a result of impaired nursing care due to intemperate use of controlled substances or chemical dependency used by the RN.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing found the RN guilty for the complaint against her. Her RN license was suspended and she was placed under probation.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse defense lawyer in Houston.
Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse defense lawyer in Houston to help you with your needs. Contact attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.