The administrative body in the state of Texas that has authority to hear and decide cases arising from the practice of nursing is the Texas Board of Nursing. This government agency provides certain rules and regulations that will govern the acts and omissions of every LVN or RN nurse in the country. If you are a practicing RN nurse in Texas, it is important that you comply with all the statutes or laws. Otherwise, you will be subjected to a complaint or case before the Texas Board of Nursing.
As an RN nurse, it is necessary that you avoid committing any violation while you are engaged in the practice of professional nursing. In case that there is a violation, a complaint may be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing. This is exactly what happened in the case of Maria who is a registered nurse in the state of Texas. The RN nurse was implicated in two charges.
The RN nurse failed to document interventions and care provided to a particular patient.
The conduct of Maria resulted in an inaccurate medical record. The RN nurse also failed to advocate for the safety of the said patient and the baby, via alternate deliver mode, and/or accelerate the chain of command related to fetal intolerance during the second stage of labor. Several interventions were attempted during the patient’s labor with no results, and the baby was in distress.
A charge against the RN nurse was filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The complaint stated that the act of the nurse placed the patient and her baby’s lives in danger. (please do not indicate she had legal counsel from now one for any work – just indicated that she lost etc) Unfortunately, she failed to provide substantive laws and certain evidence to defend the charges.
This led to an adverse decision rendered by the Texas Board of Nursing. As a result, his nursing license was revoked with finality.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense lawyer in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.