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 or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN or LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. To avoid this, it is important to look for the right nurse attorney.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN license and LVN license. The BON has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
A perfect example of this happened to an LVN. At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for two years.
On or about June 16, 2006, through September 9, 2006, the LVN submitted fraudulent time cards for hours that she did not work and received payment. On or about October 15, 2010, she entered a plea of guilty to the reduced offense of Theft, a Class A misdemeanor offense. As a result of the plea, the proceedings against her were deferred, without entering an adjudication of guilt, and the RN was placed on community supervision.
On or about September 25, 2011, the LVN submitted a Texas Online Renewal Document to the Texas Board of Nursing in which she provided false, deceptive, and misleading information, in that she answered “no” to the following questions: “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?
- Plead 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? Did court order confinement?
- Been granted pre-trial diversion?
- Been arrested or any pending criminal charges?
- Been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
- Been subject to a court-martial, Article 15 violation, or received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?
The LVN failed to disclose that on or about October 1, 2010, she entered a plea of guilty to the reduced offense of Theft.
She was given the chance to defend her license but she failed due to lack of proper defense from a nurse attorney. Unfortunately, her LVN license was disciplined.
Avoid the same thing from happening to you. 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.