Every person who wants to become a professional LVN or RN in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. This is the main reason why you should be careful when doing your job, or else, complaints or charges might be filed against you. Without the help of a nurse attorney, you might get suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about June 27, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Lubbock, Texas, LVN misappropriated two (2) blister packs of Furosemide 20mg, one (1) blister pack of Furosemide 40mg, and two (2) blister packs of Lisinopril 20mg, from five (5) different patients, and gave the medications to a nurse’s aide, who was not a registered patient, for her personal use. LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients, thereof, of the cost of the medications.
In response, LVN states she did take medications and give them to a Certified Nursing Assistant at the facility who had medical issues and could not afford the medications. LVN explains she got the medications out of the discontinued medications bin and that the medications were non-narcotic and were being sent for destruction. LVN relates she had no intention of defrauding the patients or the company.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(6)(G)&(10)(E).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.