In the state of Texas, an individual needs to obtain an LVN nurse license before he can be allowed to conduct medical care or health care services. The Texas Board of Nursing imposes certain rules and regulations that must be followed by every LVN nurse. This is important because failure to comply with the Texas Board of Nursing LVN administrative orders or resolutions may result to the revocation the LVN license.
There are several cases that are filed against erring nurses in the state of Texas. One of the important cases that we need to discuss is about a LVN nurse whose license was completely revoked by the Texas Board of Nursing. Michael Angelo was a LVN nurse in Forth Worth but unfortunately he was not able to hire a good lawyer to handle his case before the BON. For this reason, the Texas BON revoked his nursing license.
An administrative case was filed against Michael Angelo. It was alleged that in several occasions, the LVN nurse inaccurately documents the medical records of at least six patients in the health care institution where he worked. There were a lot of inconsistent and incorrect entries in the documentation that he submitted to the employer. The Medication Administration Records of the patients were no longer reflecting the true information or details about the medical condition of the patients.
The acts of the LVN nurse was a violation of this law:
Sec. 301.452. Grounds for Disciplinary Action.
(a)In this section, intemperate use includes practicing nursing or being on duty or on call while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(b) A person is subject to denial of a license or to disciplinary action under this subchapter for:
(1) a violation of this chapter, a rule or regulation not inconsistent with this chapter, or an order issued under this chapter;
(2) fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice professional nursing or vocational nursing;
(3) a conviction for, or placement on deferred adjudication community supervision or deferred disposition for, a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
(4) conduct that results in the revocation of probation imposed because of conviction for a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
(5) use of a nursing license, diploma, or permit, or the transcript of such a document, that has been fraudulently purchased, issued, counterfeited, or materially altered;
(6) impersonating or acting as a proxy for another person in the licensing examination required under Section 301.253 or 301.255;
(7) directly or indirectly aiding or abetting an unlicensed person in connection with the unauthorized practice of nursing;
(8) revocation, suspension, or denial of, or any other action relating to, the person’s license or privilege to practice nursing in another jurisdiction or under federal law;
(9) intemperate use of alcohol or drugs that the board determines endangers or could endanger a patient;
(10) unprofessional conduct in the practice of nursing that is likely to deceive, defraud, or injure a patient or the public;
(11) adjudication of mental incompetency;
(12) lack of fitness to practice because of a mental or physical health condition that could result in injury to a patient or the public; or
(13) failure to care adequately for a patient or to conform to the minimum standards of acceptable nursing practice in a manner that, in the board’s opinion, exposes a patient or other person unnecessarily to risk of harm.
The story of Michael Angelo only shows how challenging it is to keep hold of your LVN license in Texas. Make sure that you know how to avoid a situation like this from happening in the future. Prepare yourself by engaging the services of a RN attorney.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.