Leaving your assignment as a nurse is a form of negligence of duty. A lot can badly happen to a patient if you will just leave your assignment without prior notice. It is a serious issue of negligence. You can have your license suspended or worse be revoked because of such inappropriate behavior. The Texas Board of Nursing will have you subject to disciplinary action or a lot worse than that. If this happens, an LVN should know how to defend herself/himself by means of having a nurse attorney around.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Laredo, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about November 21, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Laredo, Texas, LVN abandoned her nursing assignment by leaving the facility without giving a hand-off report to another nurse. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent care givers would not have complete and accurate information to base their future care decisions.
In response to the above incident, LVN states she notified the Chief Clinical Officer that she was leaving the facility because she felt threatened by a coworker.
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)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H)&(10)(B).
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. 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.