In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. This every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is to encourage hiring a good nurse attorney.
On or about June 28, 2019, while utilizing a Privilege to Practice (PTP) nursing from the State of Texas, while providing pre-employment credentials to a travel nursing agency in Killeen, Texas, LVN provided a falsified Basic Life Support (BLS) card in that she altered the issue and expiration date. In addition, LVN provided a fraudulent immunization record that did not contain patient identification information. LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive the facility who relied on the card to verify her current certification, which was required for the position.
In response, LVN states she applied to several travel assignments with several companies and agencies. LVN states she sent over whatever she had already saved as attachments in her email because she was not at a computer at the time of the request. She states she never actually looked at what she was sending, only the titles of the saved documents. LVN states a few weeks later, the nursing agency requested a copy of her BLS card. She states she told the lady that she had to recertify. LVN states she did not intentionally give the BLS card to her and it was never discussed with her about the card they received. LVN states the card itself was most likely messed with by a volunteer staff member when she was volunteering after the hurricane. She states her wallet was damaged and the other volunteer was trying to help her out. LVN states she has never given any false information on her certifications.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(6)(A),(6)(H)&(6)(I).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the LVN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.