Many people want to become LVN or RN in the state of Texas. These individuals strive hard in finishing their nursing degree in order to qualify for the board examination handled by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This only shows that this kind of profession is popular in the country. Since the number of professional nurses keeps on increasing every year, the government of Texas has enacted certain rules and regulations for the protection not only of the patients but even the nurses themselves. Notwithstanding these laws, there are still a high number of registered nurses who keep on violating the statutes and special laws enacted by the government. Therefore, a nurse attorney is very essential for complaints filed against an RN/LVN. An LVN got involved in a particular case.
On or about April 4, 2020, through May 7, 2020, while employed at a medical facility in Plano, Texas, LVN falsified physicians’ signatures on credentialing files. Furthermore, LVN admitted to staff that he forged the physicians’ signatures. LVN’s conduct created inaccurate credentialing files and was likely to injure patients in that the forged signatures granted medical staff privileges that could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response, LVN states the CEO massively mismanaged and swindled the medical facility and its investors by engaging in numerous fraudulent activities, which were discovered by LVN. LVN relates that all alleged forgeries were done at the specific demand and with the unequivocal endorsement of the CEO, who deliberately manipulated and lied to LVN about his authorization to sign in order to avoid any potential culpability himself.
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(6)(A).
However, without valid evidence to defend his side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. 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 an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.