The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN in Dallas when she was suspended and disciplined for her negligence.
On or about July 20, 2018, and July 23, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, the LVN failed to complete skilled nursing visits for the patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failing to complete skilled nursing visits as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the patient not receiving the care when needed.
In addition, the LVN falsified skilled nursing visit notes for the patient to show she had given continual care and worked her scheduled shift when she was not physically at the patient’s residence. Her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to defraud the facility of money paid to her for hours not actually worked.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the LVN states that she now knows she was wrong even though the parents were ok with her leaving and returning.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.