In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. Thus, every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is encouraged to hire a good nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a correctional healthcare services provider in Fort Worth, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and nine (9) months.
On or about February 4, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a correctional healthcare services provider in Fort Worth, Texas, LVN used inappropriate language toward a patient, verbally threatened him, and picked up a hole puncher, raised it above her head and started walking toward the patient after the patient verbally insulted and taunted her. LVN’s conduct created an unsafe environment and unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from further abuse and/or injury.
In response, LVN states the patient was yelling vulgar language at her. LVN states she returned to the nurse’s station to get medication for other patients when she saw the patient get up from his wheelchair which was located outside of his room in the hallway. LVN states she feared for her life and turned around to pick up whatever object was closest to her, which happened to be a hole puncher. LVN admits she threatened she would harm the patient if he came towards her. The officer who was standing next to the patient’s door stepped in between LVN and the patient and pushed the patient back into the room. LVN denies assaulting the patient.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(6)(C)&(6)(F).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the LVN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). 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. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.