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.
On or about December 19, 2015, while employed as a Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Marijuana and Alcohol while on call or duty, taking care of a hospice continuing care patient in the patient’s home.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of nursing to hear her side of the story. However, the LVN failed to appear at the court and she also failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
The LVN was arrested for POSS MARIJUANA, a Class B misdemeanor, and PUBLIC INTOXICATION-DRUNKIN PUBLIC, a Class C misdemeanor, at the patient’s home. Her condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, and/or changes in the hospice patient’s condition, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
Because of this incident, 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.
Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses 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.
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)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.