In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about May 5, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, RN failed to provide end-of-shift/hand-off reports to oncoming staff for two (2) different patients. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
On or about August 8, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, RN failed to document the withdrawal and administration of Vyvanse 50 mg to a patient on the Controlled Substance Administration Record. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
In response to the above incidents, RN acknowledges that a hand-off report to the oncoming shift’s staff was not performed. RN accepts responsibility regarding this matter. RN states that the shift was long and difficult and when her shift was completed, the oncoming shift’s staff was not present. RN produced positive character letters.
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)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN / LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.