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When facing any charges especially when it is about a criminal offense, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney is someone who represents RNs and LVNs in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.

On or about May 23, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, and providing skilled nursing care to a patient, the RN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship by inappropriately touching the patient’s erect penis with his bare hand. Additionally, the RN placed the patient’s hand on his own penis and told him, “It’s your hand, you can do that because it’s your hand right?” The incident was captured on video surveillance and the RN subsequently admitted to trying to bend the patient’s penis while changing his diaper. the RN’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.

On or about May 10, 2019, the RN was indicted on two (2) counts of INDECENCY WITH A CHILD BY CONTACT, a 2nd Degree felony offense, and one (1) count of INDECENCY WITH A CHILD BY EXPOSURE, a Third Degree felony offense committed on May 23, 2018. The criminal case is currently pending in the 147th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas, under Cause No. D-l -DC-18-500567.

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to disciplinary action instead.

If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.

Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is Texas nurse license defines a lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 16 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.