Every practicing LVN license holder in the state of Texas is required to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the government. These laws and statutes were implemented to ensure that the safety of the patients is protected by the state. An LVN who commits any violation can place her LVN license in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend an LVN license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason. Failure to hire a Texas nurse attorney could lead to LVN license suspension.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home health services provider in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) years.
On or about July 23, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home health services provider in Tyler, Texas, LVN did the following:
- LVN failed to secure medications belonging to a patient in that the medications were found in her car and the patient reported giving her the medications for disposal several months before. LVN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for.
- LVN misappropriated medications belonging to another patient in that the medications were found in her car and the patient reported they had not given any medication to her. LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
In response to the above incidents, LVN states she was given expired medications or medications that patients no longer took and placed them in a red sharps disposal box. LVN admits she did not dispose of them by taking them to the pharmacy in a timely manner.
The above actions constitute 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B), (4),(5),(6)(G),(8),(10)(A),(10)(C),(10)(D),(10)(E)&(11)(B).
The evidence against the LVN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.