Whether someone has filed a complaint about you to the Texas Board of Nursing or you have been charged with any crime outside of work, what you need is someone who can protect your license and your livelihood. The best way to do that is to hire an experienced and effective Texas nurse attorney.
However, not all nurses were able to do so and resulted in the revocation of their LVN/RN license by the Texas Board of Nursing.
One such incident occurred to an LVN in Frisco. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as the Dispensing LVN of a rehabilitation center in Frisco, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and three (3) months.
On or about May 2, 2019, and May 30, 2019, while employed as the Dispensing LVN of a rehabilitation center in Frisco, Texas, LVN failed to notify the appropriate personnel that she would be arriving to her scheduled assignment late. As a result, 5 Patients failed to receive their Methadone. LVN’s conduct left the facility without a nurse for extended periods of time, and unnecessarily exposed the patients to a risk of withdrawal and/or relapse.
On or about June 24, 2019, while employed as the Dispensing LVN of a rehabilitation center in Frisco, Texas, LVN inaccurately administered 55mg of liquid Methadone to Patient MC, instead of 45mg. LVN’s conduct caused a rapid increase in dosage and unnecessarily exposed the patient to an increased risk of toxicity due to overdose.
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)&(1)(C), and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her LVN license. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.