Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire the right nurse attorney to defend them. This RN from Houston, Texas happens to be one of them.
On or about February 20, 2017, while employed in a medical facility in Houston, Texas, the RN accessed the medical records of a patient without authorization.
The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from use, accessing or disclosure of the patient’s confidential medical information without written authorization and placed the facility in a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. During the defense, the RN admits that she accessed the patient’s chart without the patient being under the care of the physician she was working under.
However, due to lack of an effective nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to take disciplinary action against the RN.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.