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 nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about February 1, 2015, when an LVN who was then employed in a hospital in Navasota, altered the medical record of a patient to show different observation times on a Neurological Assessment sheet.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care and created an inaccurate medical record.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN because they want to hear her side of the story and to defend herself. During the hearing, the LVN states she returned to the facility and added a line in the client’s chart because she was reminded of something that was left out. She had no intent to deceive or misdirect anyone regarding documentation. Upon meeting with staff, she was informed this was incorrect procedure and that the State must be notified.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of 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 nurse 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 nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.