Facing any misdemeanor allegations may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
An instance wherein a misdemeanor behavior was charged against an LVN happened on or about November 29, 2016. while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a healthcare facility in Austin, the LVN exceeded her scope of practice in that she created a prescription for a Z-Pak (azithromycin) and a referral to a specialist without valid physician’s orders or without the physician’s knowledge. Her conduct was deceptive and deprived the patients of the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
Furthermore, the LVN also engaged in the intemperate use of alcohol in that she was seen drinking beer at lunch and at work in a “covered cup”. The use of alcohol by a Licensed Vocational Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes to the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story. However, she failed to attend the hearing and was never seen nor heard by her fellow staff nurse. Because of the “no show” in the hearing and the lack of a nurse attorney to defend her, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined and suspended her LVN license.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the LVN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.