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, fines or even go to jail 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 on or about October 2, 2018, when an RN from Austin was accused of performing an emergency surgery after spending the night drinking at a casino.
In an interview with police, the RN allegedly said that the reason he was being questioned probably had “something to do with me being drunk on call.” He also said that he had forgotten he was on call.
The RN’s duties during the surgery were prepping the patient, preparing surgical materials, documenting the surgery and monitoring vital signs.
According to the police, the RN was seen stumbling through the parking lot before heading into the hospital where he was working. His behavior was considered unusual that night, as well, according to police.
However, without valid evidence and expert criminal nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined. The RN was also charged with reckless endangerment, driving under the influence and public drunkenness.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of 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.