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 Texas BON lawyer. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened in August 2006 to an LVN from Houston, Texas.
On or about August 26, 2006, the LVN lacked fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she exhibited impaired behavior while on duty including stumbling, difficulty with balance and slurred speech.
Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms and changes in the patient’s condition and could have affected her ability to make rational accurate and appropriate assessments, judgments and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
On or about September 24, 2006, the LVN allegedly engaged in the intemperate and unlawful use of Cocaine in that she produced a specimen for a drug and alcohol screen which resulted positive for Cocaine and she admitted to using Cocaine. Possession of Cocaine is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substance Act).
The use of cocaine by an LVN while subject to duty could impair the nurse ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms and changes in the patient’s condition and could impair the nurse ability to make rational accurate and appropriate assessments, judgments and decisions regarding patient care thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
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 a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Texas BON lawyer 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 Texas BON lawyer. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right Texas BON lawyer 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.