There are different cases that are filed every single day before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). In these cases, the assistance of a nurse attorney is necessary in order to ensure that the rights of the nurse involved are protected. At the same time, the nurse attorney can also help in rebutting all the allegations of the complainant. Sad to say, many nurses fail to see the significant role that the nursing defense attorney has in the hearing of their cases. As a result, they end up waiving the right to be represented by a counsel and being disciplined by the BON.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a detention facility in Mission, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.
On or about May 28, 2020, and June 2, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a detention facility in Mission, Texas, LVN failed to administer and/or document administration of fluconazole, quetiapine, and naproxen to a patient. LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
In response to the above incident, LVN states that she had not been notified about failing to administer medication to this patient. If medication was not available, LVN states that she would denote this on the medication administration record by circling the date.
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)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. 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 an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.