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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN/LVN in Texas found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case. The complaint can be filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best Texas nurse attorney. This attorney can help any RN/LVN defend himself and try to prevent the revocation of the license of RN/LVN in Texas.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a healthcare facility in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.

On or about May 28, 2020, while employed as an LVN in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at a healthcare facility in Carrollton, Texas, LVN failed to notify the physician when a patient experienced elevated vital signs after surgery, and instead administered 30 mcg of Fentanyl in a single dose to the patient, instead of 15 mcg of Fentanyl every five minutes, as ordered. In addition, LVN falsely documented in the patient’s medical record that she administered two separate doses of 15 mcg of Fentanyl five minutes apart. LVN’s conduct exceeded her scope of practice and resulted in an inaccurate medical record.

In response, LVN states that he administered the medication in a single 30 mcg dose to the patient, because the child was in great discomfort at the time he woke up from his surgery, and his blood pressure and heart rate were elevated. LVN states that he intended to contact the physician and provide explanation and obtain approval, but the physician had left the bedside; the phone was not nearby; there was no other nurse present; and their hand-held radios only worked sporadically. LVN states that he thought he was making an educated decision to protect his patient, and also that if the anesthesiologist were nearby, he would have given a verbal order for that amount. LVN states that the documentation was done in error, and he did not intend to mislead anyone.

The above actions constitute 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),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(6)(A).

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place his LVN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that he failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that he had every reason to defend himself in the first place. His defense would have gotten better if he sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.