Whenever an administrative case is filed against an RN or LVN nurse in Texas, the government agency that will have exclusive and original jurisdiction is the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). In this disciplinary proceeding, the Board of Nursing has the authority to impose penalties and sanctions on any erring nurse. As a matter of fact, the Board can even suspend the license of an RN or LVN nurse, depending on the severity of the charge. But if you are in such trouble, a nurse attorney is the one who can help you.

A good example of this is the case of Jenny, an LVN who was employed in a nursing and rehabilitation care center in Plano, Texas.

On or about July 28, 2019, while employed as an LVN in a nursing and rehabilitation care center in Plano, Texas, LVN did the following:

  1. falsely documented the administration of Vitamin A and D ointment to Patient A at 14:00, 16:00, and 18:00 in that LVN left her assignment at 12:41 and did not return. LVN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to base their decision to administer further care.

 

  1. falsely documented the administration of a protein supplement to Patient B at 17:20 in that LVN left her assignment at 12:41 and did not return. LVN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to base their decision to administer further care.

 

  1. falsely documented the administration of two (2) Tylenol 325mg tablets to Patient C at 16:00 in that LVN left her assignment at 12:41 and did not return. LVN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to base their decision to administer further care.

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)&(1)(D), and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

Since the LVN thought that the case was only simple, she decided to simply ignore the notices from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Without her knowledge, the case proceeded, and she was declared in default. For her failure to present the needed evidence, the BON decided against her. Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) even ordered the revocation of her license. It was found out that the LVN committed the same offense more than three times already.

Avoid a similar situation from happening in your profession. Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.

 

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