The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN/LVN in Texas found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case. The complaint can be filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). But always remember that a nurse attorney can help an RN/ LVN who is experiencing such trouble.
When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best Texas nurse license attorney. This attorney can help any RN/LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of the license of RN/LVN in Texas.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a healthcare facility and rehabilitation center in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about November 27, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a healthcare facility and rehabilitation center in Austin, Texas, LVN responded to a Code Blue for a resident but failed to intervene for the resident after she discovered that rescue breaths were not being provided. Instead, LVN allowed the other nurses to continue with chest compressions and left the non-rebreather mask on the resident. The resident was subsequently pronounced deceased by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. LVN’s conduct may have contributed to the resident’s demise.
In response, LVN states she was restocking the medication cart in the medication room and did not hear the Code being called. LVN states she heard people talking through the walls so when she was done restocking, she went to where the voices were coming from. LVN states she walked into CPR already in progress and was only standing at the door for 1-2 minutes. LVN states when EMS arrived, she was asked for transfer paperwork, so she went to get the paperwork and brought it to EMS personnel.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(M)&(2) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, the lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her led to the Texas Board of Nursing’s decision to subject her RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse 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 nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.