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. This is why a nurse attorney is very important at times like these.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN who was then employed in a medical center in Austin.
On or about November 19, 2016, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical center in Austin, the LVN documented in the medical record of a patient’s medical information sheet about the second lumbar puncture attempt, which occurred the day before; when she was not present for the second attempt.
This conduct by the LVN not only resulted in an inaccurate and incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care.
Although the LVN admits the offense she made, she reports that physician did not call for nurse assistance when she attempted the second lumbar puncture in the afternoon and that she was not present.
However, due to 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.