Every nurse case has different results at the end of each hearing. The result is based on the decision of the Board and if an RN has a nurse attorney for the defense. A nurse attorney who has a lot of experience in handling nurse cases is what an RN needs when facing the Board.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Pasadena, Texas, and had been in that position for nineteen (19) years and seven (7) months.
On or about August 29, 2019, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Pasadena, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN misappropriated intravenous (IV) fluids and supplies belonging to the facility or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. RN’s conduct could have deprived the facility of the cost of the IV fluids and the supplies.
- RN exceeded her scope of practice in that RN administered intravenous (IV) fluids to a family member in their home without a physician’s order. RN’s conduct may have exposed her family member to injury, in that the administration of IV fluids without a valid physician’s order could result in her family member suffering from adverse reactions.
In response, RN admits to the allegations. RN states, at the time, she was in an abusive marriage and was fearful of harmful consequences if she didn’t treat her then husband, who was sick. RN states this was in contradiction of her usual standard of conduct and would not have engaged in the conduct normally. It was necessary for RN to obtain a restraining order against her now-ex-spouse.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(6)(G).
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.