If you have been reported and have received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, seeking and hiring a nurse attorney is the solution for that. This should be the first thing to do for an RN or an LVN before facing the case they are in.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and two (2) months.
On or about August 28, 2018, through July 9, 2019, the LVN inappropriately accessed a patient’s medical record approximately two hundred and seventy-six (276) times without a valid reason.
Furthermore, the patient was never housed at the facility where the LVN worked. The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from the unlawful use of and/or disclosure of their confidential medical information without their written authorization and placed the facility in violation of HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
In response to the incident, the LVN states she appropriately accessed all medical records with valid reason and that she made TDJC aware that she was acquainted with the offender. The LVN relates she believed it was crucial and necessary, in order to protect her nursing license, to verify offender was not moved to her assigned unit and that she was required to access the facility’s medical records to search for this information.
As a result, the LVN was disciplined by the Board. The LVN has failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend his case that had led to the outcome being decided by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, contact the Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.