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.
On or about March 2018, while utilizing a Privilege to Practice (PTP) nursing from the State of Texas and employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the LVN allegedly violated the boundaries of the nurse/client relationship by inappropriately engaging in an improper intimate and sexual relationship with a patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. In addition, the LVN’s may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of nursing to hear her side of the story. During the hearing, the LVN states she initiated an inappropriate relationship with the patient but denies any sexual contact with the patient. Additionally, she relates after the incident, but prior to being terminated, she began looking for employment elsewhere to avoid further inappropriate conduct with the patient.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN 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.
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.
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)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.