Monday, March 23, 2009

Nursing Board Attorney for Houston or Dallas or___(wherever)?

This blog entry is to clarify a common misconception I keep coming across: I have gotten several phone calls from nurses in cities in Texas outside of Austin searching for an attorney to represent them before the Texas Board of Nursing and they want a referral to someone in their city. Unlike other areas of law where it may be better to hire a local attorney, administrative lawyers can easily handle a client's case from anywhere within the state of Texas or even the country (if the nurse lives in another state, but has an issue before the Texas BON). The bigger issue when choosing an administrative lawyer is that you chose one that is very experienced before the Board and one that you feel comfortable with. Be sure to read my past posts regarding how to chose an attorney.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vicodin and Dr. House

I overheard a conversation that I just had to share:

A woman was stating that she had taken a Vicodin for severe pain, but it really was not helping. The guy she was talking to said, "Just take more." The woman replied that she was not sure if it was okay to take more than one Vicodin. The man replied....

Wait for it.....

"Dr. House takes handfuls of Vicodin all the time and it doesn't hurt him."

Gotta love what nurses and doctors are up against!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Keep contacting your Legislator

Do not forget to contact your Texas State Legislator regarding supporting HB 998. This bill helps nurses and makes the current regulatory system much more fair and just. I have blogged about this subject several times because I want to see changes in the laws and rules to make the process fair to all.

So, please take the time today to call, write or email your Legislator and express how much it means to nurses in Texas to have HB 998 pass.