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 who was then employed in a medical center in Athens.
On or about August 31, 2018, the LVN allegedly provided a fraudulent Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification to her employer in that she copied and altered a co-worker’s ACLS Provider card and submitted it as her own. Her conduct was likely to deceive the facility who relied on the card to verify her current certifications, which was required for the position.
In response to the accusations against her, the LVN denies copying and altering the ACLS card that she had submitted to her DON. She states her printer was not working properly which caused her copy to be blurry. She states she took a picture of her copy to send to her DON since the information was not legible, she used a photo editing app to “enhance” the course and certification information. She does not understand why her card is coming up as someone else’s card.
However, due to a lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
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.