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It’s best to seek the help of an experienced nurse attorney when facing any charges. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking. A nurse attorney is always reliable for matters such as these. A nurse attorney is a professional who is expert in handling and resolving case involving an RN or an LVN.

This is what happened to a certain RN in San Antonio, Texas when she allegedly violated the nurse-client relationship.

On or about October 2016, through March 2017, while employed as a Nurse Practitioner the RN allegedly violated the boundaries of the nurse-client relationship in that she exchanged text messages and phone calls with a patient on her personal cell phone which subsequently led to an intimate relationship.  

Furthermore, the RN admitted to facility staff that she did in fact have an intimate relationship with the patient.  Her conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur. Further, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient.

When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states that time she provided her business card containing a cell phone number it was with the therapeutic intent to develop a means of communication with a patient given her practice was hospital based.

The RN’s employer required that she provide cell phone contact information to patients and she was reimbursed by employer for the cost of said use. She believed her professional relationship with the patient concluded when she last saw the patient during his hospitalization.

She was only responsible for providing short term care to the patient while admitted to the hospital. She did not provide any direct patient care following the patient’s discharge from the hospital. The RN states she did not provide any care or treatment to the patient between October 2016 and March 2017.

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a nurse attorney for a good defense for her case. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.