The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as an RN or LVN. A certain LVN in Dallas could’ve done this but failed to hire a good nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed in a medical facility in Dallas and had been working in the facility for two years already.
In February and March 2005, the LVN was assigned to provide nursing care to a male patient. On or about March 5, 2005, she was assigned and scheduled to provide nursing care to two patients. On or about February 18, 2005, one patient died.
The LVN submitted ‘Skilled Nursing Care Reports’ describing nursing care services she provided to the deceased patient on February 24, 2005, and March 3, 2005. In that report, she described her nursing observations, treatment, and evaluation including but not limited to recording the patient’s vital signs and describing his gait.
In the reports, the LVN indicated that the patient was unable to sign. On or about March 7, 2005, the LVN submitted a report of having provided nursing care on March 5, 2005, to the patient. However, she did not provide any nursing care to that patient on March 5, 2005.
The LVN also allegedly filed time sheets billing for nursing services that she indicates rendering on March 5, 2005, to the patient.
The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the LVN to defend against the accusation. The LVN denies the allegations against her and said everything was just mistaken identity.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her LVN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.
The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.