In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about January 9, 2020, and June 19, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, RN withdrew one (1) tab of Ativan 1mg for a patient and one (1) tab of Ativan 1mg for another patient from the medication dispensing system but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes. RN’s conduct could have exposed the patients to a risk of harm from inaccurate documentation.
Another incident happened on or about February 20, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, RN withdrew two (2) tabs of Norco 5/325 mg from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for.
In response to the above incidents, RN states that the two incidents are related to documentation issues that occurred within a five-month period, in which RN gave numerous medications to numerous patients.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(3),(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(10)(C).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend his side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help him with his case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place his RN license under disciplinary action.
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. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.