Any RN/LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds herself in such a situation, she will need to find the best Texas nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her RN / LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her license.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a healthcare provider for correctional care in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and six (6) months.
On or about May 18, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a healthcare provider for correctional care in Carrollton, Texas, LVN failed to appropriately and timely intervene for a patient, who was COVID-19 positive and found in respiratory distress at 81% oxygen saturation on room air, in that she failed to administer oxygen to the patient; waited two hours to notify the provider, and waited another hour after that to call 911 as ordered. LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in emergency treatment for the patient that was needed to prevent further complications.
In response, LVN states that she assessed the patient and notified the provider immediately. LVN states that when transferring offenders to a higher level of care, they need security involvement, and there were only two ambulances which resulted in a wait time to transfer patients.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, the LVN failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to subject her LVN license under disciplinary action.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nurse Attorney, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. You may contact him by calling (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.