The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations as well as charged with the case may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about October 23, 2020, an LVN submitted a Texas Board of Nursing Online LVN Timely Renewal form in which she answered “Yes” to the questions:
“Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense, including those pending appeal?”
A. has been arrested and has any pending criminal charges?
B. been convicted of a Misdemeanor?
C. been convicted of a felony?
D. pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
E. received deferred adjudication?
F. been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
The LVN disclosed that on or about October 9, 2019, she entered a plea of Guilty to BURGLARY OF HABITATION INTEND OTHER FELONY, a 1st Degree felony offense committed on April 7, 2019. As a result of the plea, the proceedings against her were deferred without entering an adjudication of guilt, and she was placed on probation for a period of five (5) years and ordered to pay a fine and court costs.
In response, the LVN states at the time she had very low self-esteem and a low self-concept due to the years of abuse that she had previously experienced in her relationship. She was very depressed and suicidal and she was going to kill herself with gasoline and fire but she did not want to kill anyone else and she did not realize the damage it would cause to the property because she was not thinking clearly. She did not start a fire and she did not carry out the plan. She received deferred adjudication felony probation for 5 years for burglary of a habitation. She even indicates that she has a long history of mental health issues. She knows that her actions can prevent her from continuing to work as a nurse but points out she has not been convicted of a felony. She is currently in counseling, taking medication, and under the care of a physician through MHMR.
This is because of the lack of an effective nurse attorney to help her defend her case, the LVN was disciplined for violating Texas Board of Nursing regulations. Then, later on, the LVN decided and by her signature, the LVN expresses her desire to voluntarily surrender the licenses.
The case could have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. This would never turn into surrendering your license if only you have a nurse attorney for the job. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.