Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
This is the story of an RN who has been disciplined after posting about measles patient in the anti-vaccination group.
A Houston nurse accused of violating health privacy laws was fired after reportedly posting in an anti-vaccination Facebook group about a young boy who had measles.
The hospital where the nurse was working fired the nurse four days after learning of the posts about the boy who was a patient at the hospital. The boy, who is 1 to 3 years old, contracted measles while traveling overseas.
The hospital obtained screenshots of her posts to the Facebook group “Proud Parents to Unvaccinated Children.” The group appears to have been deleted.
In the posts, a person whose profile lists her as a nurse at the hospital writes about how she had just seen measles for the first time in her career.
“Honestly, it was rough. This kid was super sick … it was terrible,” she said in the post. “By no means have I changed my vax stance, and I never will. But I just wanted to share my experience and how much worse it was than I expected.”
She goes on to say that she could “see vaccinating out of fear” and now has more compassion for those who “vehemently vaccinate.”
In another screenshot, she says she thought about “swabbing his mouth and bringing it home to my 13 [year old].”
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN denies the accusations. However, without the proper help from a good defense nurse attorney, the RN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into 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.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.