An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
On or about August 17, 2018, while employed in Refugio, Texas, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice vocational nursing when she overdosed on her medication in an attempt to commit suicide. Her 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.
On or about September 21, 2018, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she was assessed by a doctor and deemed unsafe to practice due to her continued use of methamphetamines. Her condition could have affected his/her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected his/her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
In response to the incident, LVN, the LVN states that she never attempted suicide, but that she wasn’t taking her medication correctly and some days were doubling up because she couldn’t remember if she took it before or after work. Additionally, she states she’s had some ups and downs since August but has gotten herself on the right track and states she’s ready to deal with this for the rest of her life.
Because of the incident, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.