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Accurate and timely medication administration is a critical aspect of nursing care, ensuring patient safety and well-being. However, instances of medication errors and false documentation can raise significant concerns about a nurse’s adherence to professional standards and ethical conduct. Such actions may lead to serious implications for the LVN’s professional standing, and the quality of care provided to patients. To navigate the legal complexities and safeguard the LVN’s rights, seeking the assistance of a nurse attorney can prove essential in ensuring a fair evaluation of the situation and advocating for the LVN’s best interests throughout the process.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in McKinney, Texas, and had been in that position for fifteen (15) years and nine (9) months.

On or about July 21, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in McKinney, Texas, LVN failed to administer scheduled medications to multiple patients at 0800, as ordered by the physician. Additionally, LVN falsely documented that she administered the scheduled medications to the aforementioned patients in their medication administration records (MARs). Further, after being questioned by the state surveyor, LVN lied to the surveyor and stated that she administered the medications to the patients. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that failing to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment. Additionally, LVN’s conduct was deceptive and created inaccurate medical records.

In response, LVN states she was dealing with multiple issues that were taking time away from her medication pass. LVN further states she was overwhelmed, did not have any support from management and was stressed by the state surveyor. LVN states she knows what she did was wrong but feels like she had no other choice.

The above actions constitute 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).

However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.