Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about August 22, 2012, an LVN from Austin lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she was observed exhibiting impaired behavior while on duty, including, but not limited to, displaying a pale/dusky appearance, stumbling around and swaying back and forth, appearing confused, repeatedly asking about patient assignments, and repeatedly looking for patient kardex after being told multiple times that it had not yet arrived. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
During the hearing, the LVN states that nothing was said to her on August 22, 2012 when she allegedly lacked fitness to practice and she was allowed to work her shift without intervention from any staff member. Furthermore, she admits that she did “bug them for the cheat sheets,” however, states that were only because she was ready to get started. She states that she has never knowingly signed off medication and not administered it.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.