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Any type of accusations can be defended as long as there is a skilled Texas nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home health service provider in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and two (2) months.

On or about May 8, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home health service provider in Brownsville, Texas, and assigned to the home of a patient, LVN failed to notify her employer, the patient’s family, and/or the patient’s physician after several unsuccessful attempts to reach the patient to perform a scheduled skilled nursing visit where she was to change the patient’s Milrinone bag, a continuous intravenous infusion of medication to treat the patient’s heart failure. Subsequently, the patient expired the following morning on May 9, 2020. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it deprived her employer, the patient’s family, and physician of information that could have been needed to institute appropriate medical interventions.

In response, LVN states that she made several attempts via telephone and in-person to reach the patient but returned home when she did not get a response. LVN explains that in the past, she would wait on the patient if she were not home or arrange to return thirty (30) minutes later. LVN states that the next morning she contacted the patient but was informed by the patient’s daughter that the patient had passed away that morning.

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)(I)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B)&(12).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN 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.