Holding an RN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against RN, the Board will have the authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases. That is why a nurse attorney is very important and is needed when fighting or dealing with any accusation or allegation cases filed against an RN or an LVN.
But in case an RN will be in trouble with any cases, a nurse attorney can help and defend any RNs from such situation.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in West Odessa, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about February 15, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN accessed the medical record of the Patient. approximately five (5) times without authorization. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm from use, accessing, or disclosure of their confidential medical information without their written authorization and placed the facility in violation of HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
In response, the RN states she has never accessed the medical records of the Patient. without authorization. The RN states she only accessed the record at the request of the Patient’s emergency contact to determine if she had contact with the patient or if she was part of the plan of care.
But due to what had happened, the Board, therefore, decided to put the RN into discipline. Putting the RN into disciplinary proceedings will ensure that she will perform even better in the future or will do the right things.
If you’re facing cases such as this, be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.