The work of an LVN or RN nurse in the state of Texas is not an easy thing to do. There can be some complications that need to be addressed as soon as they arise. Otherwise, the nursing license of a particular nurse may be suspended or revoked by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). At the same time, there is also a possibility of the imposition of fines. The order depends on the finding of guilt or innocence of the RN or LVN nurse involved.
As a professional nurse, you may find yourself in a compromising situation. This is the kind of situation where you may end up losing your nursing license. As such, it is highly recommended that you get in touch with a nursing defense attorney whom you can trust. Do not wait for the proceedings to prosper without hiring a lawyer to help you. Take note that the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may issue orders that can no longer be appealed.
To illustrate this, let me bring up a particular case involving a registered nurse named Arman. He is a RN nurse employed in one of the famous hospitals in Texas. While on duty, the RN committed an act, which was very unbecoming of a RN nurse. On or about October 4, 2014, the RN nurse obtained thirty (30) tablets of Phentermine HCL from CVS pharmacy, Beamont, Texas. He was able to do this through the use of unauthorized use of a physician’s name. The act of the RN nurse is a clear violation of the law of Texas, specifically this provision:
Sec. 301.452. Grounds for Disciplinary Action.
(a)In this section, intemperate use includes practicing nursing or being on duty or on call while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(b) A person is subject to denial of a license or to disciplinary action under this subchapter for:
(1) a violation of this chapter, a rule or regulation not inconsistent with this chapter, or an order issued under this chapter;
(2) fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice professional nursing or vocational nursing;
(3) a conviction for, or placement on deferred adjudication community supervision or deferred disposition for, a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
(4) conduct that results in the revocation of probation imposed because of conviction for a felony or for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
(5) use of a nursing license, diploma, or permit, or the transcript of such a document, that has been fraudulently purchased, issued, counterfeited, or materially altered;
(6) impersonating or acting as a proxy for another person in the licensing examination required under Section 301.253 or 301.255;
(7) directly or indirectly aiding or abetting an unlicensed person in connection with the unauthorized practice of nursing;
(8) revocation, suspension, or denial of, or any other action relating to, the person’s license or privilege to practice nursing in another jurisdiction or under federal law;
(9) intemperate use of alcohol or drugs that the board determines endangers or could endanger a patient;
(10) unprofessional conduct in the practice of nursing that is likely to deceive, defraud, or injure a patient or the public;
(11) adjudication of mental incompetency;
(12) lack of fitness to practice because of a mental or physical health condition that could result in injury to a patient or the public; or
(13) failure to care adequately for a patient or to conform to the minimum standards of acceptable nursing practice in a manner that, in the board’s opinion, exposes a patient or other person unnecessarily to risk of harm.
The conduct of the RN nurse was deceitful. Because of this, he was charged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The RN nurse waived notice and hearing. He even waived his right to be represented by a counsel or a nursing defense attorney. All these waivers did not help him at all because the BON eventually ordered for the suspension of his nursing license.
If you are looking for a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their nursing license.