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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. 

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.

On or about October 23, 2017, through November 17, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN conducted hospice visits for multiple patients; however, he failed to electronically complete and/or submit his nursing notes for said visits. The RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete medical records and exposed the patients to a risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.

In response to the incident, the RN states his request for an appropriate orientation was not considered. The RN states that during the time period in question, on October 18, 2017, he was involved in an automobile accident on his way to work which was part of the reason for the delay in his notes. Respondent states as seen in the documentation provided by the Board, that there are no alleged missing notes for any week prior to October 23, 2017. The RN states the working relationship with the Director of Nursing was not good after he did not agree to be “on-call” for a weekend to cover his vacation on such short notice. The RN further states he experienced retaliation after he refused to work for the owner’s other hospice company, Hospice Select.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story. 

The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her nursing license for violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney 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 disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.