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 issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a San Antonio RN 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 to an RN who was then employed in a medical center in San Antonio.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for one year and seven months.
On or about June 18, 2019, while employed and assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, the LVN left her nursing assignment thirty minutes early without notifying the appropriate personnel. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patient not getting the care needed.
In response to the incident, the LVN admits she left the patient’s home thirty minutes early. She states the patient’s guardian told her she wanted nurses to leave when the patient fell asleep at night. She states she left the residence when the patient had been asleep for an hour and his feeding was complete. She states she made sure the patient was safe and in stable condition before leaving.
However, due to lack of evidence and an expert San Antonio RN 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. 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 RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient San Antonio RN 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.