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 Texas nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about April 15, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, LVN admits to failing to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and failed to call 911 for a resident, who was a Full Code, when she found the resident unresponsive and without a pulse. Subsequently, the patient expired. LVN’s conduct exposed the resident to risk of harm and the failure to initiate CPR may have eliminated any potential resuscitation of the resident.
In response, LVN states when she touched the patient, her hands and face, was cold as ice and her lips and fingertips were already blue. LVN also admits she did not know if the patient was a “Full Code” when she noticed the patient was without a pulse and was unaware at the time of where to locate the patient’s code status within the patient’s medical chart. LVN states she had only been a nurse for a short period of time and was so scared.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the LVN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.