Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them. This LVN from San Antonio, Texas happens to be one of them.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as the Director of Nursing (DON) at a hospital in Frisco, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about March 14, 2021, an RN became noncompliant with the Agreed Order issued to him by the Texas Board of Nursing on July 23, 2009. Noncompliance is the result of his failure to notify his present employer of the Order of the Board and the stipulations on his license. The RN failed to comply with Stipulations Numbers Five (5) through Six (6) of the Agreed Order, dated July 23, 2009, which state, in pertinent part:
“RESPONDENT SHALL CAUSE each future employer to submit the Notification of Employment form, which is provided to the Respondent by the Board, to the Board’s office within five (5) days of employment as a nurse.”
“(6) RESPONDENT SHALL be supervised by a Registered Nurse who is on the premises. RESPONDENT SHALL NOT be employed by a nurse registry, temporary nurse employment agency, hospice, or home health agency.”
In response, the RN states he was given permission to work in home health as long as he did not have direct patient care. The RN states he only did office duties such as assigning nursing duties to patients, typing physician orders, audited records, and assigning home health aides to patients. The RN states he was told he could do that and always provided the agencies with the packet that he was asked to provide to anyone in regards to the BON. And that he never saw a patient face to face.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.