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.
On or about August 9, 2017, an LVN from East Houston improperly administered Senna 8.6mg to the patient, instead of Senna 43mg, as per physician order. Her conduct exposed the patient to the risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
On or about October 26, 2017, the LVN improperly documented administration of medication to the aforementioned patient at 1658 hours, when said medication was not obtained from the pharmacy dispensing system until 1810 hours. Her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and exposed the patient to the risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
During the hearing, the LVN states unfamiliarity with the facility’s medication dispensing system contributed to the error along with a lack of nursing judgment and effort. She also states the error was a lack of understanding of when it was appropriate to hold and/or reschedule narcotic medications.
Because of the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing investigated the nurse and suspended his license.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any case 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 RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient criminal 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.