The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An LVN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations in order to prevent revocation of her LVN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN / LVN license in danger.
The first case was an LVN who fraudulently used her supervisors’ passcode to give medication through electronic MARS, which requires co-signatures on insulin administration. LVN was subsequently arrested and charged with Tampering with a Government Record. Her conduct deceived her employer and created an inaccurate and, fraudulent Medication Administration Record.
On or about July 20, 2015, the LVN entered a plea of Guilty to TAMPER W/ GOVERNMENT RECORD, a Class A misdemeanor offense she committed on May 7, 2014, in a court law in Texas. As a result of the plea, the proceedings against the LVN were deferred without entering an adjudication of guilt, and she was placed on probation and ordered to pay a fine.
In response, the LVN explains her supervisor had previously given permission to utilize her pass code for the co-signature, in the event she was unavailable. That is why based on that previous permission, the LVN used the pass code for a patient.
The LVN’s actions were in violation of hospital policy and required further investigation.
Another case involving an LVN happened on or about June 26, 2008, when she pled Guilty and was convicted of DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, a misdemeanor offense she committed on March 5, 2008. As a result of the conviction, the LVN was placed on probation.
On or about July 23, 2015, the LVN entered a plea of Guilty and was convicted of DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, a misdemeanor offense committed on July 25, 2014. As a result of the conviction, the LVN was sentenced to confinement in a jail but was later was placed on probation and ordered to pay a fine.
On or about July 23, 2015, the same LVN entered a plea of Guilty and was convicted of EVADING ARREST DETENTION, misdemeanor offense she committed on July 26, 2014. As a result of the conviction, the LVN was sentenced to confinement and ordered to pay court costs.
As a defense to the complaints filed against her, the LVN states that she was arrested and subsequently plead guilty to a count of DWI 2nd, a Class A misdemeanor, and a count of Evading Arrest, also a Class A misdemeanor.
The arrest took place on July 26, 2014. On July 23, 2015, she was placed on probation and ordered to pay a fine. She has no diagnosis or underlying history of alcohol or drug abuse.
The LVN eventually lost the case against her. The events led to the finding of guilty on the LVN’s part.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your LVN license may be put in danger.
If you received a letter from the Texas BON for a misdemeanor offense or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas RN and LVN license attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your RN or LVN license.
Contact a Texas RN and LVN license attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. Yong An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.