Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.
On or about August 14, 2018, an LVN who was currently working in a medical facility in Houston presented a psychological evaluation. The results of the evaluation indicate the comments the LVN made were possibly influenced by a mental health condition. The results showed that the LVN is likely to engage in problematic behavior without remediation, and she needs remediation/ treatment prior to returning to work as a nurse.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one that has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. They interviewed the LVN. When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the LVN states she hasn’t undergone treatment at this time because of the cost of treatment.
An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Your RN license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a nurse attorney is your best option.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.