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 regulation but also the administrative rules promulgated by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Once an RN/LVN is proven to be guilty of the offense charged, the Texas 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. Therefore, it is essential that the RN/LVN seek help from an experienced nurse attorney for defense.
On or about January 22, 2020, through August 15, 2020, while employed with a health care services provider in Irving, Texas, RN practiced as a Registered Nurse without a valid license. Board records indicate that her license expired on January 8, 2020 and was not renewed until August 6, 2020. RN’s conduct deceived residents, their families, fellow caregivers, and the public in that they believed RN’s nursing practice was in compliance with all Board Rules and Regulations.
In response, RN 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. RN 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 evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action by the Texas BON.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.