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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RNs LVNs 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/LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN/LVN license can even be suspended or revoked but can be defended by a Texas BON attorney.

A perfect example of this happened to an LVN in 2019. At the time of the incident, he was employed as an LVN with a home care health agency in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.

On or about March 2019, while employed as an LVN with a home care health agency in El Paso, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, LVN submitted falsified visit notes for hours not worked. Further, LVN admitted to his employer that he received money for hours not worked and subsequently returned the money to his employer. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions. Further, LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud and deceive the agency of money paid to LVN for hours that were not actually worked.

In response, LVN admits he left the patient’s home early and received payment for hours he did not work. LVN states he knew it wasn’t right, but the patient’s mother told him that he could leave early. LVN states he paid the money back to his employer.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

This is just one of the many causes why every LVN in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing imposed a disciplinary action on the LVN and his 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 Texas BON 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 BON attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 200 nurse BON license cases before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.