In the state of Texas, an individual needs to obtain an LVN nurse license before he can be allowed to conduct medical care or health care services. The Texas Board of Nursing imposes certain rules and regulations that must be followed by every RN nurse. This is important because failure to comply with the Texas Board of Nursing LVN administrative orders or resolutions may result to the revocation the LVN license.
In one case, a Texas LVN nurse named Arthur was charged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) for his lack of fitness to practice nursing. In the complaint against him, it was stated that the LVN nurse exhibited signs of impaired behavior while on duty. The allegations stated that Arthur worked with drooping eyes, slowed and sluggish behavior, unstable gait and weaving while walking and smelling of alcohol. Aside from this, Arthur was also charged for the intemperate use of alcohol in that he tested positive on two consecutive Breathalyzer tests.
The use of alcohol by a nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair his ability to perform the duties expected from him. The acts of the LVN nurse were questioned for it could have affected her ability to make rational and accurate or appropriate assessments and decisions regarding the care of the patients. Because of his impaired behavior, the patients’ lives could have been placed in great danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found him guilty for the charges. The story o Arthur only shows how challenging it is to keep hold of your LVN license in Texas. Make sure that you know how to avoid a situation like this from happening in the future. Prepare yourself by engaging the services of a RN attorney.
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.