Every license for RN and LVN is very important. You cannot work without a valid license. You can be reprimanded and sanctioned by the Texas Board of Nursing for the reason that you as an RN have a delinquent license. This issue can be resolved with the help of a nurse attorney.
There is one good example of such an incident that happened on April 1, 2019, through April 1, 2020, when a certain RN was employed at a hospital in Frisco, Texas. The RN practiced as a Registered Nurse without a current, valid license. The Board’s records indicate the RN’s license had expired on March 31, 2019, and was not renewed until April 2, 2020. Her conduct deceived residents, their families, fellow caregivers, and the public in that they believed her nursing practice was in compliance with all Board Rules and Regulations.
In response to the RN’s case, she states that she was notified by the administrator of the facility that her license was delinquent. She immediately called the Board and completed the appropriate documents to renew her license. She also states that she did not receive any postcards or subsequent correspondence regarding the renewal in 2019 and, therefore, did not remember the date to renew.
Therefore, as a conclusion to the RN’s case, pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(1)&(10), Texas Occupations Code, she was subject to disciplinary action by the Board. It is also in the Agreed Order that the RN shall be sanctioned in accordance with the terms of this Order. She can have all the privileges back as a licensed RN on renewal once she successfully completed everything that was agreed on in the order.
She failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for a nurse attorney.