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 on or about November 8, 2014 to an LVN from Dallas.
On or about October 30 2012 while employed as LVN in a medical facility in Dallas, the LVN failed to assess her patient when she complained of leg cramps. The patient was unable to sleep that night due to the leg cramping. The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to suffering a risk of harm from unrecognized clinical changes deprived the patient of possible needed interventions and caused the patient to experience prolonged discomfort.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the defense, she states that the certified nursing assistant CNA reported to the nurse station during the change of shift that the patient was asking for Tylenol. She further relates that she didn’t nor would she ever intentionally not assess a patient Respondent explains that she simply got busy and forgot that the patient had requested Tylenol. She further adds that she has worked her whole career in geriatrics loves her job and her patients and has ordered a course on Ethical Decision Making.
Although the LVN has a good defense to her case, the lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her led to the Board of Nursing decision to suspend and discipline her license.
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 a 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.