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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a skilled nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

On or about December 16, 2015, an RN from El Paso misappropriated one vial of Lidocaine with Epinephrine, one vial of Marcaine and facility supplies belonging to the facility, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility the cost of the medication.

The RN also administered an injection of Lidocaine with Epinephrine and Marcaine to her boyfriend, who was not a patient at the facility, without a physician’s order. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of Lidocaine with Epinephrine and Marcaine to a person without a physician’s order could result in adverse effects such as bleeding and infection.

When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states her boyfriend came to the office, and she injected less than three mL of Lidocaine and Marcaine into a spot on his shoulder. She states no one ever told her that she could not do this.

However, due to lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.

Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.