The Texas Board Of Nursing (BON)
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. All nurses should be prepared and look for the right nurse attorney in case if they need to face their cases before the Board.
Because 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 right nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about February 11, 2015, when an LVN who was then employed in a hospital in Arlington observed to be sleeping while on duty. And additionally, the LVN admitted she had fallen asleep.
The LVN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN because they want to hear her side of the story and to defend herself. During the hearing, the LVN states it was her first shift and that she had informed staffing that she had been up all day and it would be best for her to wait and begin working on the following day, but she felt pressured to take the shift. She states that she was caught up with the patient’s schedule at 12:50 am and the patient had something due at 1:00 am.
The LVN states that she remembers watching the credits as a show went off. The next thing she remembers is the father poking her on the shoulder and the clock reading 1:03 am.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was then suspended and 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 type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension and disciplinary action or revocation.
Contact A Nurse Attorney
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective, efficient and the right nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake that 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.