The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.
On or about August 2002 to November 2002, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Houston, the LVN withdrew Demerol 50mg, Demerol 75mg and Demerol 100mg from the medication dispensing systems (Acudose stations) within the Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) and the Primary Care Unit (PCU), without valid physicians’ orders, and for patients who were not assigned to his care, as well as, for patients who had either been transferred to another area of the hospital, or previously discharged from the hospital. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the… medications.
Because of this, the LVVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story. However, the LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court because she was not able to hire a nurse attorney to defend her side. Because of the incident, the LVN was disciplined warning to a suspension of her license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.