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In the realm of nursing, maintaining professional boundaries and ethical conduct is paramount to ensure patient safety, trust, and the integrity of healthcare practices. Nurses are entrusted with the well-being of their patients, and any deviation from these fundamental principles can have far-reaching consequences. When a nurse’s actions extend beyond the boundaries of professional conduct, legal and ethical issues may arise that require careful consideration and resolution. To address such complex legal and ethical matters, the expertise of a nurse attorney becomes invaluable. A nurse attorney can provide essential guidance in navigating the intricacies of this case, ensuring that the rights and well-being of both the nurse and the patient are protected.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at an adult daycare facility in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.

On or about March 22, 2021, through April 17, 2021, while employed as an LVN at an adult daycare facility in Arlington, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing to a patient, LVN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship by engaging in a romantic relationship with the patient. Additionally, LVN agreed to act as trustee of the patient’s property in that the title for a vehicle and the deed for property belonging to the patient are jointly registered under both her name and the patient’s name. LVN’s conduct could have resulted in confusion for the patient and the patient’s family as to her nursing duties.

In response, LVN states she has been friends with the patient since November of 2015 and their relationship predates her licensing and employment as a nurse. LVN states the patient may be facing incarceration on federal charges, therefore, the patient included her name along with his on the title of his vehicle and other property so she can act as trustee of his property.

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)(J) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B)&(6)(D).

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 nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 500 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 17 years.