An allegation or complaint could be a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the end of their license already. However, that is not entirely the case as there is still hope that you can get through such a case with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare service provider in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and six (6) months.
On or about February 6, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare service provider in Amarillo, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, LVN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she was observed to be sleeping while on duty. Further, LVN, admitted to the Administrator she “dozed” off. 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, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response to the above incident, LVN admits she dozed off, and states it will not happen again.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B), (1)(E),(4)&(5).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. 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. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.