When you are a professional nurse in Texas, one of the things that you must never forget is to follow the laws imposed by the State. Aside from this, a RN or LVN nurse is expected to abide by the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing. Non-compliance with these laws and statutes can have severe consequences. As such, every professional with a nursing license must act in accordance with the oath of the profession. For failure to do so, the consequences may include the suspension or revocation of a license.
There are many cases in Texas wherein a licensed nurse is terminated from his employment due to certain violations of the hospital or clinic policies. In some instances, a nurse may also be subject to an administrative case before the Texas Board of Nursing. At this point, it is important to note that the complaint may be filed by any interested party or by the Board itself. Once a case is filed, a hearing will follow wherein both parties are given the opportunity to air their side.
The common mistake of most LVN nurses is not finding the right nursing defense attorney to help them with their cases. This is exactly what happened to the case of Gina who obtained a nursing license in the early 2005. Gina was engaged in private home nursing care. Everything went well during the beginning of her career. However, as years go by, she started to commit some acts in violation of the Texas state laws. At the same time, she was also alleged to have violated the rules and regulations issued by the Texas Board of Nursing.
In the complaint filed against her, it was stated that she failed to implement measures to protect said patient, in that she was observe to be smoking inside the patient’s home. The complainant strongly argued that the LVN nurse’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it created an unsafe environment and may have unnecessarily exposed the patient to different forms of harm. The LVN nurse failed to take into consideration that the patient assigned to her requires the use of oxygen. Because of her smoking habits, she compromised the safety of the patient involved.
Eventually, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) ruled that she was guilty for the offense charged. Because of such findings, the Board ordered for the suspension of her license. What happened to Gina is only a clear example of how difficult it is for a registered nurse or a licensed nurse to go undefended before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, do not hesitate to call the assistance of a skilled and expert lawyer.
Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.