When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. This lawyer can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for sixteen (16) years.
On or about October 28, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN inappropriately posted protected health information regarding a patient and his family to a social media webpage. Additionally, the RN posted a voice memo and photo of the patient to the social media webpage, after the patient was admitted, without authorization from the patient’s family and/or responsible party. The action of the RN exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from disclosure of their confidential medical information without their written authorization and constitutes a violation of HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
In response to the incident, the said RN admits she sent a prayer request for the patient’s family in a group chat after she heard of the patient’s passing. The RN states her intention was to use prayer to help a family through a difficult time, she knows identifying a patient in a prayer group was wrong and she will not repeat the action.
The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid a 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 on weekends.