The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.
On or about September 24, 2013, an RN from Houston was arrested for DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED W/ CHILD UNDER 15 YOA, a State Jail felony offense.
Because of this, the Licensed Vocational Nurse was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the RN states that while criminal charges are pending she cannot provide information concerning the alleged offense. However, she states she has completed a thirty (30) day inpatient treatment program and is currently in Intensive OutPatient (IOP) treatment and attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) daily: Further, the RN states she is not practicing nursing and has no plans to do so while this matter is pending.
However, she failed to hire an effective and experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.
The Licensed Vocational Nurse failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her LVN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid the 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).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.