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.
Criminal accusations are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Dallas wherein several accusations are filed against her negligence at work.
On or about February 13, 2014, while holding a license as LVN in Austin, the LVN provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, in that he 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-o dered 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 action?”
The LVN failed to disclose that on or about September 22, 2011, she was arrested for DRIVING W1-1[1.F, INTOXICATED, a Class 13 misdemeanor offense.
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believed that there is not enough evidence to support the RN’s defense.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN 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.