When it comes to practicing your nursing license in the state of Texas, there are many things that you have to take into consideration. First of all, it is important that you maintain a good standing in the society. This means that you must not commit violations of the state laws or other offenses. Second, you are under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This is the government agency that is responsible for hearing and deciding cases related to the practice of professional nursing.
At this point, you need to understand that cases lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) are administrative cases only. For civil and criminal cases, they are filed before the regular courts of Texas. There are times when they may hear cases over the same subject matter or person. An example of this is the case of Mariane, who was a registered nurse in Texas. This RN nurse was implicated in a criminal case that eventually led to the suspension of her nursing license.
In the early year if 2016, the RN nurse was arrested by the police department and was charged for theft of property. It was alleged in the criminal complaint that she got stole $20 in cash and $500 in check. Such offense was considered as a Class B misdemeanor offense. The RN nurse was definitely innocent unless she is declared guilty beyond reasonable doubt. However, during the hearing of the case, she did not show up. In fact, the RN nurse ignored the orders of the court.
As a result, she was declared in default. This means that only the other party’s evidence will be considered in deciding the case. Eventually, the RN nurse was found guilty for the charge of theft. She did not even present a defense lawyer to help her file an appeal. Because of this, an administrative case was also filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
In the said case, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) declared that her act was very unbecoming of a nurse. Hence, her license was suspended. Avoid experiencing the same thing by getting yourself acquainted with a nursing defense attorney in Texas.
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