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 and Chief Executive Officer with a home health care service provider in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) years.
On or about May 2, 2020, while employed as an RN and Chief Executive Officer with a home health care service provider in Abilene, Texas, RN exceeded his scope of authorized practice by permitting a nurse, who had paid RN for training on intravenous catheter placement, to place a peripheral intravenous catheter on one of his employees, who was not a patient and without a physician’s order. RN’s conduct was likely to injure his employee in that it placed the employee at risk of complications such as infection or phlebitis, as well as emotional stress.
Another incident happened on or about May 25, 2020, while employed as an RN and Chief Executive Officer with a home health care service provider in Abilene, Texas, RN exceeded his scope of authorized practice in that RN performed a vascular access procedure on an employee, who was paid and not a patient, by inserting a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC), injecting the employee with lidocaine in connection with the procedure, and arranging for radiographic imaging of the employee’s chest, all without a physician’s order, and in connection with a Basic PICC Insertion Workshop that RN was leading with paid attendees. RN’s conduct was likely to injure his employee in that it placed the employee at risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, or nerve injury, as well as emotional stress.
In response, RN states that he did not perform a PICC insertion on a patient. RN states that it was a training demonstration in which the paid participant agreed and consented to have a PICC line inserted to allow PICC students to see what the procedure involved.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(b)(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)&(4).
A case was ultimately filed against him before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the RN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled his case was not able to properly defend his interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found him guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and 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 against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. 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. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.