There are many reasons that a Texas nurse could face disciplinary action by the BON. If you are a nurse practicing in Texas, it is good to be knowledgeable of the type of actions that may alert the BON.
Some of These Charges Include:
- Standard of Care Violations
- Sexual Violations
- Fraud, Theft & Deception
- Use of Drugs & Alcohol
- Negligence in Providing Patient Care
- False Representation of Information (Lying)
- Failure to Properly Document Patient Charts
- Failure to Comply with CE Requirements
- Failure to pay Licensure Fees promptly
- Committing a Criminal Offense
- Malpractice Suit or Judgment
In a particular criminal case, formal charges were brought about impacting a registered nurse who pleaded guilty to “diversion of a controlled substance” (which is considered a third-degree felony offense) around in February 2013.
The nurse should also have consulted with nurse attorney who is also experienced in criminal law before she pled. Had that nurse consulted with the nurse attorney, she may not have her nurse license impacted, as she did in this case.
The offense was committed in January 2012. As a result of the plea, proceedings against the nurse were deferred without entering an adjunction of guilt, and the nurse was placed on community supervision for three years. Furthermore, the nurse was also ordered to pay a fine, court costs and complete a designated amount of community service hours. Because of this plea, her nurse license was impacted.
For more information on the adopted disciplinary guidelines for criminal conduct and disciplinary sanction policies for substance abuse or misuse, visit the Texas BON website at www.bon.texas.gov or contact an experienced Texas nurse defense attorney who can assist you in protecting your license.
An Experienced Dallas Nurse License Defense Attorney Can Protect Your Rights
If you recently received a letter from the Texas BON or anticipate receiving one, it is imperative to consult an experienced attorney who has experience representing clients in similar cases. Contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An today to speak to Mr. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679.
Mr. An has handled several dozens of cases involving the Texas BON and successfully protected the rights of Texas nurses all over including Dallas, San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Austin, and Houston.