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Seeking help from a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations is the best choice there is. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered at a hospital facility in Frisco, Texas, and had been in that position for fourteen (14) years and four (4) months.

On or about July 22, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN accessed the medical record of a patient and disclosed confidential health information concerning the patient to an unauthorized family member. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from use, accessing, or disclosure of their confidential medical information without their written authorization and placed the facility in violation of HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

In response, the RN admits she entered the chart of “Patient X”. The RN stated she was not part of this patient’s care team and she reviewed the chart with the goal of determining if this particular patient would be a potential primary care patient match for herself in the future. The RN denies that she disclosed any information to unauthorized persons, as alleged.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications for the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.