Select Page

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving LVN or RN nurse in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any nurse 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 nursing license can even be suspended or revoked.

This is the reason why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of a licensed nurse is never excused. In the case of a nurse named Kenny, he was not expecting that his practice would come to an end soon. In one case decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the said governmental agency ordered the revocation of his license with finality.

Kenny, an RN nurse, was able to obtain his nursing license in 2010. Right after passing the board examination, he started to work in a public hospital. One day, he received a notice from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Through that letter, he was informed that a case was filed against him. It was alleged on the complaint that on or about August 11, 2016, the RN nurse engaged in the intemperate use of Oxazepam in that she produced a specimen for a reasonable suspicion drug screen. When the results were out, it was found out that he was positive.

The law expressly provides that a nurse who uses prohibited substances while subject to call or duty is administratively liable. It could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing a patient in potential danger. Instead of sending a reply to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the nurse Kenny simply disregarded the notice. He did not do anything to respond nor to defend himself.

Because of this, the Board decided to make an adverse licensure action. He was ordered to stop practicing his profession and to temporarily surrender the nursing license. According to the order, the suspension will only be lifted upon showing to the Board that he has complied with certain requirements concerning his case. The best thing that Kenny should have done was to contact the best nursing defense attorney in Texas. The suspension of his license was a result of his failure to act on the complaint filed against him.

If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.