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Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when an effective nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.

On or about October 19, 2016, through August 8, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Assistant Director of Nurses (ADON) in a medical facility in Fredericksburg, Texas, the LVN failed to ensure that a policy was in place to assess potential residents for risks associated with criminal history, including registered sex offenders.

The LVN’s conduct created an unsafe environment and unnecessarily exposed the residents to a risk of harm. .

The LVN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case. As a defense to the accusations filed against her, the LVN states she had not received any instructions from the DON or Administrator regarding care plans for sex offenders at the nursing home during that time period, or before. The LVN further states that after a state survey visit, the facility changed their policy to conduct a criminal background check on all potential residents.

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.