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 nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
An instance of this type of accusation occurred on or about November 1, 2016, where a RN failed to obtain a physician’s order and parental consent for obtaining a blood sample through venipuncture on a student.
Additionally, the RN performed venipuncture and attempted to obtain a blood sample from the student, at a facility for which the RN is not an employee.
The complaint indicates a violation of the boundaries set between the nurse, their patient, and anyone related to the patient. It may result in that the RN’s conduct exposed the student to a risk of harm from an invasive procedure without parental consent or physician orders, including risk for infection.
This is a matter that seems to be an accusation if the RN has a proper reason that shall consider the accusation false. The RN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case. As a defense to the accusations filed against her, the RN states that she was asked to assist in obtaining blood from the student, and asked the facility nurse practitioner if she was allowed to assist. The RN states that the facility nurse responded that “it was fine because she is an RN.”
She states that she agreed to try and collect a blood sample from the student because she has experience in drawing blood.
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.