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 a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. L100714N4911
On or about September 18, 2009, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Longview, the LVN withdrew Hydrocodone/APAP and Vicodin from the Medication Dispensing System for patients, but failed to document, or accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records and/or nurse’s notes.
Subsequently, she misappropriated Hydrocodone/APAP and Vicodin from the facility or patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
During the same day, the LVN left the facility with the narcotic keys to the medication cart in her possession. Her conduct deprived staff members of access of medications to administer to residents, and failed to take precautions to prevent the security and loss of narcotics in the medication cart.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any case 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 criminal 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.