The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about September 9, 2017, through October 21, 2017, an LVN from Houston signed out six (6) tablets of Lorazepam.5mg on the Controlled Substance Count Sheet for a patient but failed to completely and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients Medication Administration Records and nurses’ notes.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose. Additionally, Respondent’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
During the hearing, the LVN denies it. She states the records indicate the need for the facility to create some type of oversight or method for the acquisition, storage, administration and documentation of said medications.
As a result of a conviction, the LVN was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay an amount. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her LVN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.