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Taralynn Rena Mackay

Taralynn Rena Mackay

also known as Taralynn Mackay, RN, JD

Practice areas:

Administrative Law

About Me

Taralynn Mackay is an attorney and a licensed registered nurse in Texas. Ms. Mackay is Board Certified in Administrative Law (law involved with representing health care providers before licensing boards).


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When I am not representing nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing, I try to find time to give information on my three blogs:  nursinglaw.blogspot.com, nurseattorney.blogspot.com, and informationfornurses.blogspot.com


I also try to find time to write articles and give seminars on nursing law and documentation dangers.  What can I say, I am an attorney so I love to talk.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Administrative Law: 100%
    22 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jason D. Ray

    If you are looking for a subject matter expert in nursing regulation in Texas, Taralynn is a sure bet. She understands the personalities and posture of Texas agencies like the BON, and she has the experience to provide wise counsel. From Board negotiations to a SOAH merits hearing, she is a fantastic advocate for her clients.

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    Jason Ray Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy E. Weitz

    Outstanding attorney. I've worked with her on both sides of the docket for over two decades. A tenacious advocate. Practical, hardworking, honest, and reliable. Extremely well versed in the licensing and defense of nurses in the state of Texas. Experienced litigator; Particulalry knowledgeable of the rules of evidence and a skilled tactician. Board certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Top notch by any standard.

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    Timothy Weitz Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

McDonald, Mackay & Weitz, LLP

1411 West Ave.
Suite 200
Austin, TX, 78701-1537

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199305/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Women of Distinction Award RecipientGirl Scouts of Central Texas2015
2011 Outstanding Advocate AwardThe American Association of Nurse Attorneys2011
Board Certified - Administrative Law RecertficationTexas Board of Legal Specialization2010
Board Certified - Administrative Law RecertificationTexas Board of Legal Specialization2005
Nursing Excellence Award, Advancing the Profession FinalistHealthweek2000
Board Certified - Administrative LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMcDonald, Mackay & Weitz, LLP1997 - Present
Assistant General CounselTexas Medical Board1994 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Girl Scouts of AmericaService Unit Cookie Committee-Elgin McDade2013 - 2014
Girl Scouts of AmericaService Unit Director - Elgin McDade2013 - Present
The American Association of Nurse AttorneysChapter President's Council Chair2012 - 2012
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys - Texas ChapterPresident2012 - 2013
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (National)Board member2012 - 2013
Girl Scouts of AmericaService Unit Friends of Girl Scouting Chair-Elgin McDade2010 - 2011
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (Chesapeake Nurse Attorneys chapter)Chapter President's Council Chair2010 - 2010
Journal of Nursing LawPractical Practice Editor2010 - 2013
Girl Scouts of AmericaTroop Co-Leader2009 - 2011
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys-Texas ChapterPresident2008 - 2009
The American Association of Nurse AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Elgin Humane SocietyAnimal Shelter Executive Director2005 - 2005
Elgin Humane SocietyPresident2003 - 2005
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys-TexasPresident1999 - 2000
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys-Texas ChapterMember1997 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Texas State Bar Association groupMember1993 - Present
Travis County Women Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
507-11-3854dismissed
507-10-5317dismissed
507-07-2817dismissed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Lippincott's Nurses Legal HandbookChapter 8 - Legal Risks While Off Duty2015
Journal of Nursing LawThe Collateral Damage to Nursing Licenses Caused by Nursing Board Actions2012
Advance for NursesInsuring Your Future2008
Advance for NursesThe Nurse Police2007
Advance for NursesProtecting Yourself2007
Bexar County Medical Association Newsletter“The Texas Medical Board: Advocate For The Physician? Or A Lurking Danger For The Unwary?” 2006
Texas Osteopathic Medical Association NewsletterProtocols2002
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants NewsletterThe Nuts and Bolts of PA Practice2002
Nursing Practice and the Law: Avoiding Malpractice and Other Legal RisksChapter on APNs and Informed Consent2000
Texas NursingThe Texas Board of Nurse Examiners1999
The Nurse’s HeadlinerWhat to do when a complaint is filed with the Board1998
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants NewsletterIt’s Your License, It’s Your Responsibility1997
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants NewsletterLicensure Made Easy1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Texas Medical BranchNursingBSN1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Concerns in Today’s Nursing Practice: How to Protect Your APRN LicenseNursing Practice, Licensure, Nursing Jurisprudence2013
Nursing Documentation, Law & EthicsNursing Law and Documentation2012
Legal Concerns in Today’s Nursing Practice: How to Protect Your APRN LicenseNursing Law2012
Nursing Ethics and ProfessionalismNursing Law2011
Nursing Documentation, Law & EthicsNursing Law and Documentation2011
Legal Concerns in Today’s Nursing Practice: How to Protect Your APRN LicenseNursing Law2011
Legal Concerns in Today’s Nursing Practice: How to Protect Your License in 2010Nursing Law2010
Legal Concerns in Today’s Nursing Practice: How to Protect Your License in 2009Nursing Law2009
Avoiding Litigation: The CYA GuideNursing Law2009
What Every Nurse Should KnowNursing Law2008
What the Board of Nursing Can’t or Won’t Tell You, But Every Nurse Should KnowNursing Law2007
The Ultimate CYA: Practical Hints and Information for Getting a License and Keeping ItNursing Law2007
Documentation: A Little Can Save A LotNursing Documentation2007
What Every Nurse Should KnowNursing Law2003
Documentation DangersNursing Law2003
There is More to Know Than Just the MedicineHealthcare Law2001
It’s Your License, Keep It! A Risk Management Seminar for NursesNursing Law2001
When Bad Things Happen To Good Nurses: Jurisprudence, Ethics and Risk Management for Texas NursesNursing Law2000