Holding an RN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against an RN, the Board will have the authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases. Every nurse also needs a nurse attorney for better defense in their case.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Garland, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.
On or about April 2020, through May 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Garland, Texas, RN falsified patient vital signs and visual acuity documentation when he did not perform the tasks. Additionally, RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that he appeared drowsy, was seen falling asleep at a desk, slurred his speech and had an unsteady gait. RN’s conduct was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care. Furthermore, RN’s condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(E),(4),(5),(6)(A)&(10)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the BON.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in his case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.