Author Archives: Marc M. Meyer

And the Texas Board of Nursing Strikes Back

On May 18th, the Texas Board of Nursing will publish proposed changes (after the jump) to section 213.26 of the Texas Administrative Code. The changes, if approved in their entirety, will essentially neuter the State Office of Administrative Hearings and render formal hearings before SOAH almost superfluous by removing the ability of the Administrative Law…

Major Decisions from the Texas Board of Nursing April Meeting

There were two big decisions impacting nursing practice from the Texas Board of Nursing in the April Board meeting: A Midwife (not an Advanced Practice Nurse-Midwife) with a RN license, but acting in a Midwife role, was held to have violated the NPA with regards to documentation standards, etc. despite no action from the Midwifery…

Deadly Shooting in Oakland – Possible Nursing Connection

AP is reporting that at least six are dead in a shooting at Oikos University (Note: the link was not working when I tried – the servers may be down), a private Christian College in Oakland, California.  What makes this of interest to nursing is that it is being reported that the shooting may have…

Medscape Article Highlights When Nurses Need to Consider a Lawyer

One of the most common statements I make to potential clients that are wavering when considering hiring me for a nursing board case is that if they don’t hire me, then they need to hire another attorney, preferably an attorney who practices license defense. Few heed this advice and I don’t follow up to check…

Trailblazer is at it Again: Auditing Emergency Room Services

I have attached this notice in it’s entirety because it makes an important point for all Medicare providers – after all, if they are hitting the DOCTORS like thing, what hope do other providers have for doing the “appropriate documentation.”  Here are the highlights – the full text is after the jump: Probe Review Findings…

New York to Consider Proposal to Require BSN . . . Eventually

This is an interesting proposal from New York State regarding a possible requirement for a BSN degree for RN’s.  It will only apply to future RN graduates and gives a RN graduate from a ADN school 10 years to get a BSN to remain in practice.  I will have to follow this as a development…

Reviewing the Rules: The Texas Board of Nursing Reviews its Rules. Part 2 of 3: Rule 224 – Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in Acute Care Settings

Regulatory agencies in Texas are required to review the rules governing their areas of responsibility every four years.  In December, the Board filed the results of its review of three rules – none are the biggest rules, but important in some respects. The second rule reviewed is probably the rule that creates the most controversy…

Reviewing the Rules: The Texas Board of Nursing Reviews its Rules. Part 1 of 3: Rule 220 – The Nursing License Compact

Regulatory agencies in Texas are required to review the rules governing their areas of responsibility every four years.  In December, the Board filed the results of its review of three rules – none are the biggest rules, but important in some respects. First up is the rule that implements the Nursing Licensure Compact, which allows…

Holiday Greetings

Here is to wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.  The new year is just around the corner, it will be a bright new year for the Law Office of Marc Meyer and I hope it is to all of you, too!

Not as Many Default Revocations in September at the Texas Board of Nursing

After an astounding 93 default revocations were handed down at the August meeting of the Disciplinary and Eligibility Committee of the Texas Board of Nursing, this month is a “light month” with only 46 defaults this month.  Remember, nurses, the Board requires that you change your address with the Board within 10 days of moving. …