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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RNs / LVNs 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/LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN / LVN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended by an expert nurse attorney.

A perfect example of this happened to an RN in 2020. At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a home health care agency in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.

On or about July 2020, while employed as an RN with a home care health agency in Denton, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, RN submitted falsified visit notes for hours not worked. Further, RN admitted to her employer that she received money for hours not worked and subsequently returned the money to her employer. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions. Further, RN’s conduct was likely to defraud and deceive the agency of money paid to RN for hours that were not actually worked.

In response, RN admits she left the patient’s home early and received payment for hours she did not work. RN states she knew it wasn’t right, but the patient’s mother told her that she could leave early. RN states she paid the money back to her employer.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action. 

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.