The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by an effective nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about October 25, 2014 to an LVN from Dallas. On or about the said date, the LVN failed to timely document the care that she provided to several patients and also failed to indicate that the notes were late entries when documented two days later.
The LVN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records, and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent care givers would not have reliable information on which to base their care decisions.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. She states that she did in fact document on patients. The LVN adds that a patient was transported from his home to the ER, and transferred for dialysis. She indicates that the patient became unresponsive, a code was called, and the patient’s immediate history was known to the attending, and the present MD who dictated the resuscitation measures.
The LVN explains that if her supervisor attempted to access the aforementioned patient’s record during or shortly after the code was conducted, it would be expected to not be complete at this time.
However, the lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her led to the Board of Nursing decision to suspend and discipline her license.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.