The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as an RN or LVN. A certain LVN in Houston could’ve done this but failed to hire a good nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital facility in Pharr, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about February 21, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse (RN), the RN failed to completely document a comprehensive assessment for the patient in the patient’s electronic medical record, in that several portions of the assessment were left blank. The RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record.
In response, the RN states that the patient was asleep during the bedside report, so she started her documentation and came back to finish her assessment and documentation after the patient woke up.
Unfortunately, the LVN failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
The Texas Board of Nursing took action in the case, summoning the LVN to defend against the accusation. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.
The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.