The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nurse (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN/RN license holders are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. Any RN or LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds himself in such a situation, he will need to find the best RN/LVN nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is his only chance to protect his LVN / RN license. Otherwise, the BON may find him guilty in the administrative case and order for the suspension or revocation of her RN / LVN license.
This is the incident that happened to an LVN in 2020. At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a nursing facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) years and three (3) months.
On or about June 11, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a nursing facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, and on assignment in the home of a patient, LVN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that he was observed to be sleeping while on duty. LVN’s condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response, LVN admits to the conduct outlined or charged against him.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9),(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(4)&(5).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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