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. Which resulted in a disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing.
This is the incident that happened to an LVN in 2020. At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a skilled nursing facility in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about May 23, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a skilled nursing facility in Lubbock, Texas, LVN did the following:
- incorrectly sent Tramadol prescribed for Patient A, home with Patient B at discharge. The following day, a staff member discovered the medication was missing and the Tramadol was retrieved. LVN’s conduct was likely to harm Patient B from the effects of medication that was not prescribed by the physician.
- failed to take precautions to prevent the misappropriation and/or loss of Tramadol prescribed for Patient A when she sent the Tramadol home with a different patient who was being discharged. LVN’s conduct placed the facility in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
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)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(6)(G)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas nurse attorney, Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.