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 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 RN in Houston when she was arrested for injecting fillers without a license.
The 43-year-old RN was arrested on Nov. 8, 2018, and charged with practicing medicine without a license, which is a third-degree offense.
According to court documents, an undercover officer with the Houston Police Department arrived at the clinic to obtain a consultation.
After a video consultation, the RN then allegedly gave the officer a filler treatment recommendations such as Botox and signed her name as a “practitioner” on record.
The RN who is also the owner of the spa was not a licensed physician, licensed physician’s assistant or advanced practice registered nurse and therefore “not authorized to diagnosis or recommend treatment of nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedures such as Juvederm injections,”.
With the lack of evidence and expert criminal nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
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 criminal offense on the part of an 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 RN 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.