In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. This every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is to encourage hiring a nurse attorney.
Unfortunately, there are some RN and LVN who fail to find the right nurse attorney to handle their cases. As a result, most of them would be judged liable for the complaints. This usually leads to the revocation of a professional nursing license.
This is what happened to an LVN in Sugar Land, Texas. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a health agency center in Sugar Land, Texas.
On or about January 23, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a health agency center in Sugar Land, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care for Patient A, LVN failed to adequately provide care for the patient in that she colored her hair during her shift, talked on her phone yelling and crying during patient treatment, allowed the patient to be in a room that was off limits due to safety concerns, and failed to remove a pencil that the patient stuck in the wall of that room that the patient should not have had access to. LVN’s conduct created an unsafe environment and could have disrupted the patient’s treatment.
On or about April 14, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a health agency center in Sugar Land, Texas, and assigned to provide care for Patient C, LVN forgot to reattach the back extender to the shower bench and dropped the patient when transferring him from the shower to his chair. As a result of dropping Patient C, on or about April 15, 2020, LVN was sent for drug testing and it was discovered that she had a strap on urine bag attached to her during direct observation LVN’s conduct was deceptive and could have caused injury to the patient.
The above action constitutes 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)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4)&(6)(H).
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty for the complaint against her and her LVN license was revoked. She lost the case simply because the LVN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
Avoid committing the same mistake that she did. Find a nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact him directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.