Any type of accusations or negligence 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.
On or about September 19, 2004, an LVN from Houston submitted an Online Renewal Document/Registered Nurse to the Texas Board of Nursing in which she provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, in that she answered “No” to the question:
“Have you been convicted, adjudicated guilty by a court, plead guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to any crime in any state, territory or country, whether or not a sentence was imposed, including any pending criminal charges or unresolved arrest (excluding minor traffic violations) since the last renewal? This includes expunged offenses and deferred adjudications with or without prejudice of guilt. Please note that DUI’s, DWI’s, PI’s must be reported and are not considered minor traffic violations. (One time minor in possession [MIP) or minor in consumption (MIC) do not need to be disclosed, therefore, you may answer “No”. If you have two or more MIP’s or MIC’s, you must answer “Yes”.)”
The RN failed to disclose that on or about May 26, 2004, she was convicted of OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY PASSAGEWAY, a Class B Misdemeanor offense committed on March 8, 2003.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she received a DWI in 2001 and disclosed this information to the Board in her 2002 renewal. She was open and honest regarding her alcohol consumption and took steps to address it. However her issues with alcohol were more serious than we first thought and she was subsequently arrested for a second DWI on March 8, 2003. She faced her problem head-on and agreed to complete an extension outpatient alcohol rehab on June 10, 2003. Her second DWI was subsequently dismissed and re-filed as obstruction of public passageway offense. She has not had any arrests adjudications or pending sentences since the last arrest in 2003. She is now sober and has been sober for over 10 years. It was a mistake not to disclose the no-contest plea in 2004
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. 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, 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.