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Leaving your assignment as a nurse is a form of negligence of duty. A lot can badly happen to a patient if you 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 caregivers 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.

Nurses can always fight certain legal adversities and triumphantly keep their licenses and professional reputations intact.

If you’re looking for a nurse attorney with experience in this field of practice and a solid track record, Atty. Yong J. An will gladly be of service to you. Contact Atty. An’s law office with a hotline of (832) 428-5679 for consultations and queries. With more than ten years of expertise managing disciplinary action matters from the Texas Board of Nursing, Mr. An has assisted numerous Texas nurses in maintaining their licenses.