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The nursing profession is not an easy journey. An RN who commits any violation can place her RN License in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend an RN license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason. Any action that may compromise the career of a nurse, but can be defended properly by a nurse attorney should the nurse provides a good reason.

At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a medical facility in Pasadena, Texas, and had been in that position for fourteen (14) years and six (6) months.

On or about January 1, 2014, through December 23, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN used the username and password belonging to a physician, to gain access to VITAS’ electronic physician dictation system and electronically sign the dictations narrated into the system by the physician. Consequently, the dictations were rendered invalid as they were not electronically signed, attested to, and authenticated by the physician. The LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and rendered the physician’s dictations invalid.

In relation to the situation that occurs, according to the LVN, she was directed to perform this function by the prior leadership at VITAS and with the full knowledge and cooperation of the physician, who also responded in kind.

As a result, her RN license was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). She did not have an experienced attorney to fully defend her case led to this decision by the Texas BON. And then decided to voluntarily surrender her license.

You should have to be wise in dealing with any case and hire a nurse attorney for help to avoid decisions that you will surely regret later on.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of nurse attorney Yong J. An, for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for nurse attorney Yong.