Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a 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 a nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
This is the incident that happened to an LVN in 2019. At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN for a healthcare center in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about May 18, 2019, while employed as an LVN for a healthcare center in Arlington, Texas, LVN improperly restrained a patient. More specifically, LVN moved the patient’s wheelchair up to a desk located by the nurses’ station and proceeded to place a large chart rack against the back of the wheelchair, then wedged a trashcan in between the chart rack and the medication room in order to prevent the resident from moving. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the use of an improper restraint could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions and/or physical, mental, or emotional harm.
In response, LVN states she did not restrain the patient. LVN states the allegation against her is false and a direct result of two employees for who she had written grievances on more than one occasion.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4)&(6)(C).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN 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, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. 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.