It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about November 20, 2015, an RN from Houston submitted a Delinquent (Expired) License Renewal Form Licensed Vocational 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, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense, including those pending appeal:
- been convicted of a misdemeanor?
- been convicted of a felony?
- pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
- received deferred adjudication?
- been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
- been sentenced to serve jail or prison time?
- court-ordered confinement?
- been granted pre-trial diversion?
- been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
- been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
- been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation;
- or received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?”
The RN failed to disclose that on or about November 14, 2014, she entered a plea of Not Guilty to THEFT.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the RN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself.
During the hearing, the RN states at the time she completed her application she had been out of work since September 2015. She had a hold on her license for defaulted student loans. She is a single mother and her income is the only income providing for her family. When she got the loan out of default she was able to renew her license. She admits when she completed her application she did not believe she was required to disclose this information regarding her arrest. It was her understanding this would not be on her record. She now knows she was wrong, she was to disclose this information no matter what.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.