If you are a Dallas nurse practicing in the state of Texas, you may be somewhat familiar with the Texas BON disciplinary process, however, it is not a letter you look forward to.
In the nursing industry, nurses all over the nation are disciplined for many different reasons. Some reasons are due to negligence of patient care, whereas; other issues have to do with personal conduct.
Let’s take this example of a Texas nurse who submitted on online renewal document licensed vocations nurse to the Texas Board of Nursing in which he provided false, deceptive or misleading information. The nurse answered “no” to a series of questions that preceeded the statement, “Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense, including those pending appeal:
- Been convicted of a misdemeanor?
- Been convicted of a felony?
- Pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
- Received deferred adjudication?
- Been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
- Been sentenced to serve jail or prison time? Court-ordered confinement?
- Been granted pre-trial diversion?
- Been arrested or any pending criminal charges?
- Been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
- Been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation, or received any form of military judgement/punishment/action?
The nurse failed to disclose that in April, 2006, he entered a plea of Guilty to DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, which is considered a misdemeanor offense. As a result of the plea, the proceedings against the nurse were deferred without entering adjudication of guilt and the nurse was placed on a probation period of two years.
The above action constituted grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with the Texas Occupations Code and was also a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE.
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