In the past years, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is known to have regularly filed cases against erring nurse that resulted to the revocation of the professional licenses. An LVN nurse charged with the commission of a violation or omission of an act needs to be assisted by a proper legal counsel in order to present her defenses in a proper way. The assistance of a good lawyer also comes in handy in ensuring that the legal procedure is being followed.
Unfortunately, in one case filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a nurse named Mark failed to hire the right attorney to handle his case. He was employed as an LVN nurse in a nursing care facility in San Antonio, Texas.
In a case filed against him before the BON, it was categorically alleged that the LVN nurse failed to complete nursing visits for four different patients. At the same time, he failed to notify her employer of the missed visits. Respondent’s conduct was likely to injured the patients under his case in that failure to see the patient as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
Unfortunately for the respondent, it was not the only case wherein he was made as a defendant. In another occasion, Mark also committed misconduct by failing to complete the nursing visit notes. These materials are essential so that the physician can check the current status of the patients under the nursing facility’s supervision. Because of the act of the LVN nurse, an incomplete medical record was created. Thus, the subsequent care givers were deprived of the information needed to protect the interest of the patient.
The said actions constituted disciplinary grounds in violation of the Texas Administrative Code. While several cases were filed against Mark before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), he failed to hire the services of a Texas nurse attorney. Because of this, he was not able to defend himself. As such, his allegedly dishonorable conducts led to the loss of his LVN license.
Be prepared all the time. Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.