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 nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. L100714N3342
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about September 18, 2007, to an LVN in Corsicana.
During the said period of time, the LVN allegedly failed to perform skilled nursing visits for six patients, as assigned. Two of the patients were scheduled for wound care and two were scheduled for labs.
Additionally, the LVN failed to notify the agency in a timely manner that she did not perform the patient visits, and consequently, her assigned patients did not receive the care that was ordered by the physician. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients from non-efficacious care.
During the hearing, the LVN states she told her supervisor on September 17, 2007, that she had accepted another job and would be quitting. She says she told her supervisor that she had orientation on September 18, 2007, at her new job, and she wasn’t sure if she would be finished in time to visit patients on that day. She states she informed the supervisor that she would let her know when she had finished with the orientation so they could determine if she would have time to visit patients. She states that when she notified the supervisor on the 18th that she would not be able to see patients because orientation had lasted until 4:00 p.m., her supervisor became angry, used foul language and threatened to turn the Respondent into the State Board. The LVN indicates this is when she told her supervisor she would not be returning to work for her.
However, due to a lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled 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.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.