The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a San Antonio nurse license attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. L150130N2123
A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN in San Antonio.
On or about September 22, 2013, while employed in a hospital in San Antonio, the LVN exposed the patient to risk of infection and harm by working her assigned shift despite claiming that she was not feeling well.
Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from exposure to infection.
During the hearing, the LVN states: “I was assigned a shift from approximately 6p until 6a. My shift was cut short due to me having allergies from the weather. This was reported to my job and to the patient’s family.
Before noticing my allergies were getting worse, I placed a protective mask on in order to prevent the patient being exposed. I informed mom by phone since mom and dad were not in the home at the time. I could not report off shift because neither mom nor dad were present at the time.
As mom was informed on the phone she seemed okay until my employer called me to inform me to call if there were any problems because the father was upset.”
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled San Antonio nurse license 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 or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact San Antonio nurse license attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.