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Accusations at work are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied by the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, an RN failed to do so.

An RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at an OB/GYN Clinic in Conroe, Texas, and had been in that position for seventeen (17) years.

On or about November 23, 2016, through January 19, 2018, the RN exceeded her scope of practice, in that the RN performed, interpreted, and evaluated Transvaginal Ultrasounds (TVUs); assessed patients and prescribed plans of care; and/or performed intrauterine inseminations for 8 patients without physician’s orders or direct supervision. Additionally, the RN inappropriately documented patient evaluations for the physician / her husband, in that Respondent logged into the electronic health records (EHR) as her husband. The RN logged into the EHR while her husband was logged in at another location, usually the hospital where he was seeing patients. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and unnecessarily exposed the patients to a risk of harm and adverse effects due to complications from procedures performed without education and training, including TVUs and insemination procedures.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she is following protocols developed by the physician, but ceased performing ultrasounds when she was instructed to stop performing the function(s) by facility management. The RN states that documentation issues were due to system errors and institutional operational dysfunction during the transition period when the electronic health record (EHR) software was changed and procedural documentation policies were changed without sufficient training. The RN states that due to new EHR software when her husband did not log out, the system would default to her name in the program.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.

Because the RN failed to provide a nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.