Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about April 22, 2008, an LVN from Houston falsified a government record, in that she signed the name of an employer on a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Texas Nurse Aide Registry Employment Verification form, without the employer’s knowledge, consent or authorization, certifying that a certain employee was employed as a nurse aide. She created a false government record and her conduct was likely to deceive her employer and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that the specific person contacted her about doing some volunteer work to keep her CNA certificate active. She then called one of the agency’s employee to see if she had any openings for volunteers and she said yes. The LVN scheduled it for December 11th & 12th, six (6) hours each day. Apparently the employee did not remember setting this up due to her husband getting sick and having surgery. The LVN signed the paper for the employee and made a copy to give to the employee of the agency. The LVN did not read it closely to see that it needed to be notarized or she would not have signed it. The LVN was going to get Jeanette to “sign behind my signature authorizing me to sign for her,” but forgot to. She just had too much on her plate and did not pay attention when she signed the paper and never meant to commit fraud.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into 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.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.