In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. This every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is to encourage hiring a good nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a pediatric health care services provider in New Braunfels, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about October 2, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a pediatric health care services provider in New Braunfels, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing for a patient, LVN failed to give a report before leaving her shift. LVN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patient not getting the care needed.
In response to the above incident, LVN states she looked through the window and saw the day shift nurse had arrived. LVN relates that both the patient and the patient’s parents were asleep, so she left the patient in his crib and went outside to give a report; however, she did not see the day shift nurse outside. LVN states she then called the day shift nurse, who was already going up the stairs to the patient’s room and gave a report.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(I) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(4),&(12).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.