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Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a Texas nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that a Texas nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a school in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and one (1) month.

On or about October 22, 2020, through December 11, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a school in Pearland, Texas, LVN failed to verify a physician’s order, obtain parent authorization and obtain an appropriately labeled medication bottle for a student, in violation of Medication Administration Policy and Requirements. Subsequently, a Substitute Nurse discovered that the wrong medication bottle was provided by the parent resulting in LVN administering Topiramate for 16 days, instead of Risperidone, as ordered. LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to risk of harm from unnecessary administration of doses of medication without a physician’s order.

On or about November 3, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a school in Pearland, Texas, LVN administered the wrong dose of insulin to another student, in that LVN administered sixty (60) units of insulin, instead of ten (10) units, as ordered, for sliding scale. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse effects due to possible over dosage of medication.

In response, LVN states if he administered medication(s) without physician orders and/or parent authorization, it was because he may have administered the medication to a particular student in the past or knows the parents very well. LVN states if he acted “outside the norm,” it was due to the aftereffects of an illness he experienced. LVN also admits he drew up the wrong amount of insulin and doesn’t know how it could have happened and has never made a mistake like this in his years in nursing.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.463(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).

Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend his side but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help him with his case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place his LVN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.