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 May 17, 2015, through May 21, 2015 to an RN in College Station when the RN submitted falsified documentation for a patient.
According to the allegation, the RN documented skilled nursing notes for times she was not with the patient. She also falsified the mother’s signature the documents.
The RN’s conduct was deceitful, resulted in an inaccurate medical record and exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide further care.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN because they want to hear her side of the story and to defend herself.
During the hearing, the RN states on the week of May 17th to 21st 2015 she was leaving on vacation on May 22nd and had reminded the mother to sign the paperwork at the end of each shift. On May 21st at the end of the shift, the paperwork still had not been signed. She states she called the mother to ask her when she would be home and she said she was not going to be home for a while.
However, without valid 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. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a 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.