Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Texas BON 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/LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home health care service provider in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about April 1, 2015, through April 30, 2015, while employed as an LVN with a home health care service provider in Grand Prairie, Texas, LVN lacked the fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she was observed showing increased signs of anxiety, nervousness, and irritability. LVN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patients’ conditions and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response, LVN states at times she was emotional in the office due to the constant cussing, humiliation, and verbal abuse she received from the Director of Nursing. LVN further states she was experiencing back pain, numbness, and edema in her joints, mainly her right hand. She has seen several specialists and was ordered to have physical therapy for severe tendonitis, a bulging disk, and reversal of normal cervical lordosis.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9),(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(5),(10)(A),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas nursing law attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas BON attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas BON attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who has helped more than 200 nurse BON license cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.