In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN who is subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. Every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is to encourage hiring a nurse attorney.
On or about January 6, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) at a Correctional facility in Abilene, Texas, the LVN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship in that she transported contraband, to wit: synthetic marijuana is known as “Spice”, hidden in her crotch area, into a secured correctional unit and delivered it to an offender during his direct observation therapy medication appointment.
Subsequently, the LVN admitted to bringing the said contraband into the facility and getting paid through Western Union. The LVN’s conduct demonstrated a lack of knowledge, skill, and judgment to such an extent that the LVN continued practice of nursing reasonably poses a risk of harm to patients and the facility thereof. Furthermore, the LVN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
The above action constitutes grounds för disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301 .452(b)(1 0), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE p 17.11(11 and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE p 17.12(1)(B),(4)&(6)(D).
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to give her a fair chance to defend her case by hiring a nurse attorney for help. She was given the chance to defend herself at the Board.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of the complaint against her, and her license was suspended. She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient San Antonio nurse attorney.
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