When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek the nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. The trend is for employers to refer a case to the Texas BON to discipline nurse and at the same time terminate your employment in most of the cases.
Two of the best examples include the following:
On or about May 12, 2016, while employed as a LVN in a home health service center in Texas, and assigned to a patient, who is a minor that is ventilator dependent, has a tracheostomy, and is fed via gastrostomy, she lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she was observed to be sleeping while on duty by the patient’s mother.
The LVN admits to the allegation of dozing off during her shift. She further states the mother continues to allow her to provide nursing care for her son in which she continues to work night shifts. She states she recognizes the responsibility of providing adequate nursing care and will ensure that this does not occur in the future.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger. As a result, her LVN license was disciplined and suspended.
On or about October 14, 2015, while employed in a county hospital in Texas, the LVN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited impaired behavior while on duty. She also engaged in the intemperate use of Hydrocodone, and Methadone, in that she produced a specimen for a for-cause drug screen that resulted positive for Hydrocodone and Methadone.
The use of Hydrocodone and Methadone by the LVN, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing a patient in potential danger. Due to this, her LVN license was disciplined and suspended.
Avoid committing the same mistake that the LVN did. Find the right LVN license nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact RN / LVN license nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation