Every practicing LVN 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. The nursing profession is not an easy journey. An LVN who commits any violation can place her RN License in jeopardy if not properly defended by a Texas nurse attorney. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend a LVN license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about December 4, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, LVN was accused of the following:
- LVN withdrew Fentanyl 250mcg from the Pyxis medication dispensing system for a patient without a valid physician’s order. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of the medication without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions, and LVN conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
- LVN withdrew Fentanyl from the Pyxis medication dispensing system for the above-mentioned patient but failed to document the administration and wastage of the medication in the patient’s medical record. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, LVN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
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),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.
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 one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.