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 the right nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
From approximately June 8, 2017, through March 12, 2018, a San Antonio LVN’s minor child, underwent several invasive procedures and was unnecessarily treated for symptoms and medical conditions the child may not have ever had and may not have needed, based upon exaggerated and falsified information communicated to the child’s healthcare providers by the LVN.
The LVN communicated such information to the child’s healthcare providers for the purpose of obtaining medical interventions for the child. However, there were discrepancies in the history provided to the child’s healthcare providers by the LVN and what was seen during clinical examinations of the child. Further, there were multiple unexplained clinical findings that did not match the severity of symptoms reported by the LVN.
On or about January 22, 2018, the child was re-admitted to the facility and was not released until April 12, 2018, for a total of approximately 80 days. During this time period, from March 10, 2018, through March 12, 2018, the LVN was observed on the facility’s surveillance system interfering with the child’s life-sustaining systems and taking a syringe out of her backpack and injecting an unknown liquid into the child’s feeding tube. Subsequently, she was removed from the child’s bedside, and the child was removed from her custody by Child Protective Services.
Since the time the LVN was removed from the child’s bedside, the child has made vast improvements, including, but not limited to: no further episodes of rectal bleeding, no increased output from her G-tube, no further line infections, no further blood infections, and no further need for antibiotics. The child was able to tolerate increased feedings per her G-tube without difficulty and began to take baby foods orally. Further, the child was able to sit with minimal support, pull to stand, and she had full head control.
Ultimately, the child was diagnosed with medical child abuse (as a result of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy) and was removed from the LVN’s custody by Child Protective Services,
The medical conditions of the child which were largely induced as a result of the LVN’s conduct, were potentially life threatening and could have resulted in the child’s death,
The LVN was employed at the time of the events and is currently employed in a pediatric home health agency that provides at home-care to medically fragile children.
The LVN’s conduct directly caused harm and was likely to injure her minor child. Further, her conduct may be indicative of a mental health condition that could prevent her from being able to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety.
Because of this, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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.
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