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Noncompliance to the terms of an Agreed Order can be a big problem and may subject an RN/LVN to further disciplinary action. Noncompliance could also result in the worst outcome which is suspension or revocation of license. This is why the assistance of a nurse attorney is important when it comes to such matters.

On or about May 9, 2010, an RN became non-compliant with the Agreed Order issued to her by the Texas Board of Nursing on May 8, 2009. Non-compliance is the result of her failure to complete a course.

In response, the RN, states that she took the course on June 17, 2009, but did not pass. The RN had further states that she retook the course on October 20, 2010, and successfully completed and passed the course at that time. Pursuant to Section 301.463(d) of the Texas Occupations Code, this Agreed Order is a settlement agreement under Rule 408, Texas Rules of Evidence, in civil or criminal litigation.

The incident above shows that when an RN/LVN is in trouble, a nurse attorney is indeed needed. As a result, the RN is subjected to disciplinary action by the Texas BON. The decision was based on the evidence received by the Board which led to the RN’s case. If the RN will not again comply, his/her license will be put at risk. To prevent things such as suspension or revocation, it is a must to have a nurse attorney for support or for defense.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Do you have questions about theTexas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.