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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a right nurse attorney.

One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.

On or about July 31, 2014, through March 9, 2016, an LVN from San Antonio failed to endorse her license into Texas, as required when she changed her primary state of residence to Texas from South Dakota in accordance with the Nurse Licensure Compact. The LVN maintained a current address in Texas and held a current Texas Driver License, continued to declare the State of Missouri as her home state in an effort to avoid addressing a potential eligibility issue with the Texas Board of Nursing.

The LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive the Board regarding her primary state of residence.

Subsequently, the LVN practiced as Registered Nurse in violation of the Nurse Licensure Compact. She had previously established residency in the State of Texas but continued to use her Privilege to Practice from the State of South Dakota. Her conduct was likely to deceive the Board regarding her primary state of residence and was likely to deceive her employers regarding her compliance with nurse licensure compact requirements and provisions, in that they relied on the Multistate Licensure Compact Privilege associated with her South Dakota license to continue her employment as a Registered Nurse.

Because of the incident, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. The LVN not only admits to her mistake when summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. She also failed to hire a nurse attorney to handle her case. The result is a discipline suspension of her license.

The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her LVN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.