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At the time of the incidents, he was employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about June 24, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Allen, Texas, LVN was accused of the following:
- LVN failed to assess and intervene when he was notified by a staff member that a resident complained of pain and asked for pain medication. LVN’s conduct left the resident in pain and exposed the resident unnecessarily to a risk of experiencing unrecognized clinical complications.
- LVN failed to administer Cozaar, a blood pressure medication, to a resident as ordered by a physician. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident in that failure to administer medication as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response, LVN explains that male staff members were strictly prohibited from providing the resident with any treatment involving intimate care due to the resident’s specifications and had to be accompanied by female staff when entering the room. LVN states that he ensured that the CNA’s assigned that evening appropriately checked on the resident and monitored her for any changes or needs that she had. LVN explains that he was informed by a CNA at 4am that the resident was complaining of pain, and he noted that she was ordered a Tylenol suppository along with blood pressure medication that was due to be given soon. LVN states that he asked a female nurse for assistance, but she informed him that she was prohibited to provide care per the resident’s daughter. LVN states that he contacted the morning shift nurse shortly after he arrived home and she told him she would take care of it.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the LVN mentioned above in his case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.