The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.
On or about June 8, 2012, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN lacked fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she admitted to taking Vicodin from her mother’s personal prescription in order to treat her cramps. 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.
On or about February 12, 2013, the LVN failed to repay her Texas Guaranteed Student Loan, as provided in Section 57.491 of the Texas Education Code. Her failure to repay her Texas Guaranteed Student Loan may have deprived other applicants of funds for nursing school loans.
During the hearing, this is what the LVN states: “I admit to having one Hydrocodone from a prescription that did not belong to me. This person was aware. I had a C-section to deliver my son in 2008 and immediately following that, I had all four wisdom teeth pulled and was prescribed Vicodin for both procedures. It caused me to go through withdrawals when I didn’t have any. I am not one hundred percent and it is a struggle every day, but being a nurse keeps me sane and focused.”
The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her LVN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.