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 a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN who was then employed in a medical center in San Antonio.
On or about February 26, 2016, the LVN failed to document that she provided care, including an initial assessment, for a patient, who presented to the Emergency Department with complaints of vomiting blood.
Instead, the LVN reported to the oncoming nurse that she had not seen the patient. Subsequently, the initial nursing assessment for a patient was not documented until after the night shift nurse assumed care of the patient. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate, incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in the that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care, and The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from delayed onset of medical care for treatment of a medical condition.
During the hearing, the LVN reports she did not take care of this patient. She states the patient was triaged at 8:53 PM by another nurse, long after she was gone.
However, due to a lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
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 an 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.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.