The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about June 20, 2008, through June 22, 2008, to an RN in Lubbock.
During the said period of time, the RN allegedly withdrew Darvocet from the Medication Dispensing System (Pyxis) for a patient, but failed to document or accurately document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record and nurse’s notes.
In addition, the RN allegedly failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of any of the unused portions of the medication. Her conduct was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy and place them in violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (controlled Substance Act).
In response to the case, the RN admits to all the allegations, including the misappropriation of Darvocet and the subsequent positive drug screen for Darvocet. She states that she was pregnant at the time and suffering from back pain. The RN regrets her actions and is willing to be compliant in the investigatory process.
However, due to a lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.