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 good nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. That’s why every nurse should know that a nurse attorney is capable of helping any nurse that is in trouble.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about November 28, 2015 to an LVN from Dallas. During the said date, the LVN allegedly did not take reasonable steps to ensure a Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) for a patient was completed every four hours or PRN, as ordered, and did not take reasonable steps to ensure that Staff was completing and documenting safety checks every thirty minutes, as ordered.
It was the responsibility of the staff technician to complete and document safety checks every thirty minutes, as this had been delegated to the staff technician.
Because of this, the staff and the nurse were both summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the defense, the LVN provides that the staff technician informed and reported to the LVN that he had completed and documented safety checks as required with no noted unusual findings regarding the patient during the entirety of this shift.
Further, the LVN provides that she checked in routinely, regularly, and personally with the tech during this shift and the tech never reported to her anything out of the ordinary or unusual with respect to any patients’ condition or status, other than the fact that the subject patient appeared to be sleeping.
Although the LVN admit the offense she made, the lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her led to the Board of Nursing decision to suspend and discipline her license.
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.