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Your license is one of an LVN’s most valuable assets. You need to protect your license as well as your right to practice as best as you can. In doing so, a nurse attorney in Fort Hood is the one to depend on. If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney in Fort Hood who knows how to handle nurse cases.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospice care provider in Fort Hood, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (1) month.

On or about July 29, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospice care provider in Fort Hood, Texas, and conducting a visit on a resident, LVN exceeded her scope of practice by accepting a telephonic physician’s order to pronounce the resident’s death. LVN’s conduct exceeded her authorized scope of practice and could have unnecessarily exposed the resident to the risk of harm.

In response to the above incident, LVN states that she performed a focused death assessment visit of the patient, called the medical director at 12:25 pm and that the medical director pronounced the death of the patient at 12:28 pm. LVN states that per policy, she was trained to perform these assessments and report to hospice physicians so they could pronounce the patient via focused assessment over the phone. LVN states that she knows that she cannot pronounce death in the State of Texas, which is why she performs assessments to include no signs of life, unresponsiveness, no pulse upon auscultation for an uninterrupted two minutes, pupils fixed and dilated, and body temperature/skin is cold so that hospice doctors can pronounce and have information to sign the death certificate.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(3).

Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.