The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein RN/LVN in Texas is charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. Any RN/LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an RN/LVN finds himself in such a situation, he will need to find the best Texas nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is his only chance to protect his RN/LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find him guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of his RN/LVN license.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN with a pediatric healthcare services provider in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for fourteen (14) years and three (3) months.
On or about August 5, 2020, while employed as an RN with a pediatric healthcare services provider in Texarkana, Texas, RN briefly placed a pillow over the patient’s face after the patient spit in RN’s direction. Furthermore, the patient was in restraints. RN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response, RN states the patient had removed the left wrist restraint and was attempting to remove the right wrist restraint. As RN came to the bedside, the patient struck a staff member who was struggling with the patient. The patient spit toward RN as he was refastening the restraint.
The above action constitutes 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(B).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. 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.