The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An LVN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations to prevent revocation of her LVN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN/LVN license in danger. But not to worry as there’s a nurse attorney to help every nurse from any case.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a home health care services provider in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and three (3) months.
On or about August 2019, through September 2019, while employed as an LVN with a home health care services provider in Irving, Texas, LVN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship by taking care of a patient, when he was not scheduled or assigned to care for the patient so that the patient’s wife could run errands. LVN’s conduct could have resulted in confusion for the patient and the patient’s family as to his nursing duties.
In response, LVN states he had been with the family for a year and was at their home four days a week, between 0900-1900. LVN states the patient’s mother accused him of crossing boundaries because she knows the patient’s spouse cannot do it alone and there are no other family members willing to assist. The patient’s mother was not allowed to care for the patient due to an ongoing feud between the patient’s mother and spouse. The feud led to no contact orders being issued. The patient’s insurance dropped coverage briefly. During that time the patient’s spouse was attempting to reinstate coverage and change home health companies because she didn’t feel the company assisted her appropriately during her final weeks with them. After approximately one month she began receiving additional benefits, employed another company, and asked LVN to stay with the case. LVN then resumed normal shifts. LVN states he was asked and offered to help so the patient’s spouse could take the kids to school or run other errands. LVN stated he watched the patient in a non-nursing capacity for approximately two hours in order for the patient’s spouse to complete errands. LVN admits he helped in a limited support role between August to mid-September.
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)(J) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(6)(D).
The evidence against the LVN was strong. At the same time, he was not able to properly defend his case in court. As a result, his nursing license was placed in disciplinary action by the Texas BON.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense lawyer in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.