When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek the right nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case which may lead to revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. The trend is for employers to refer a case to the Texas BON to discipline a nurse and at the same time terminate your employment in most of the cases.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and two (2) months.
On or about September 30, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, LVN chased after a patient, who was running back into the seclusion room, inappropriately restrained the patient to the floor and then neglected to assess the patient after the fall. Furthermore, while the patient was still on the floor, LVN put her hands on the patient’s head and pushed herself up off the patient to get up. LVN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response to this incident, LVN states that she disagrees that she chased the patient. The patient was exhibiting physically and verbally aggressive behaviors toward facility staff and other residents. When the patient charged a female staff member who was standing in the doorway of the seclusion room, LVN restrained the patient to keep herself from harming the staff member and exiting the seclusion room where she might hurt herself or others. LVN states that it was never her intention to behave other than professionally and appropriately towards the patient.
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).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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