When you are a nurse in Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is compliance with all its rules and laws. There is a necessity to follow not only the state laws or regulations but also the administrative rules promulgated by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The Board has jurisdiction over all complaints and cases filed against professional nurses. If you have difficulties in dealing a case, never hesitate to contact a nurse attorney.
Once an LVN or RN is proven to be guilty of the offense charged, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may order the suspension or revocation of the license. The revocation may be permanent or temporary, depending on the veracity of the offense committed. At the same time, the BON may also order for the suspension of a nurse.
On or about March 1, 2016, through September 5, 2019, while employed with a health care services provider in Bryan, Texas, LVN practiced as a Licensed Vocational Nurse without a valid license. Board records indicate that her license expired on February 28, 2016, and was not renewed until September 5, 2019. LVN’s conduct deceived residents, their families, fellow caregivers, and the public in that they believed LVN’s nursing practice was in compliance with all Board Rules and Regulations.
In response, LVN states it has been brought to her attention her license has expired. She was not aware of this. She has never missed this one. When she was hired at the health care agency, she gave them her license info. She was unaware if it had expired at the time. They also informed her they checked her license. LVN indicates that she has retired from her nursing career and is wanting her license to be put in an inactive status.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(1),(b)(10)&(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN / LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 150 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.