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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. 

One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case. During the initial time of the incident, the RN was employed in a hospital in Seminole and had been in that position for two years.

On or about February 18, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Seminole, the RN violated  the confidentiality of a patient by accessing the patient’s medical records without written authorization or without being assigned to provide nursing care to the patient.

The RN’s conduct  exposed  the  patient  unnecessarily  to  a  risk  of harm  from  disclosure  of her confidential medical information without her written authorization and placed the facility in violation of HIP AA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability  Act).

Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, she failed to appear at the hearing and failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her side.

Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined warning to a suspension of her RN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.