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 incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and one (1) month.
On or about January 27, 2021, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, RN failed to timely administer medications to a resident under her care. In addition, RN failed to document that she notified the physician that the resident had refused medication, and RN documented a progress note on the resident four days later and failed to denote the note as a late entry. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment. In addition, RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate records on which to base their decisions for further care.
In response, RN states that the patient had severe dysphagia and she had to wait until the patient was awake and alert enough to take his medication. RN states that she communicated with the physician when the physician called her regarding the patient’s refusal to take medications, but she is unsure if she noted the time and with which physician she was speaking. RN states that she was not instructed to add “late entry” to a note addendum as she believed the date and time when the note addendum was added was sufficient.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(N).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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