The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a skilled nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN who was then employed in a medical center in McAllen.
On or about February 11, 2008, the LVN entered a plea of Guilty to POSSESSION OF COCAINE LESS THAN ONE GRAM, a State Jail felony offense committed on February 8, 2008.
As a response to the case filed against her, the LVN states that on February 8, 2008, she was pulled over in a car with another person, and the police found drugs in the car. She was charged, but not released. They had her sign a form stating that she was not aware of the drugs and was not told anything about them. She was subsequently charged and served 30 days in the jail.
However, due to lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
As a result of the plea, the proceedings against the LVN were deferred without entering an adjudication of guilt and she was placed on probation for a period of two years, and ordered to pay a fine and court costs.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.