In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case. Never let that happen, hire a nurse attorney to make sure you can still have your license and your career safe.
In one case happened on March 3, 2016, an LVN in Dallas withdrew several drug medication tablet from the medication dispensing system for a patient, without a valid physician’s order.
Additionally, the LVN documented in the Medication Administration Record that she administered the medication to the patient but the patient denied receiving any pain medication.
This action done by the LVN was deceptive, created an inaccurate medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that administering medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
During the defense, the LVN says she understands that she is ultimately responsible for the patient receiving the medication and wasting the medication if not given for any reason.
Her conduct constitutes a violation of the Texas Occupations Code. As a result her actions, her license was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Holding an LVN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every LVN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against an LVN or RN, the Board will have authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases.
If you are looking for a Texas nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 12 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of LVNs in Texas protect their license.