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Did you know that the nursing license that you have worked so hard to achieve could be taken away from you in an instant? To all those living in Texas, it is important to understand that these laws and regulations promulgated by the government are only made for our own good. No one is above the law. This is why the state of Texas is quite strict when it comes to its rules. One of the mandatory laws to be complied with is the Texas Occupations Code.

The Texas Occupations Code is a set of statutes that was enacted to regulate the practice of every LVN or RN nurse in the country. This is where the functions of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) play a very important role. The fate of the LVN or RN nurse lies on the hands of the members of the Board. All decisions and resolutions are made after a through deliberation and meeting. At the same time, the LVN or RN nurse subjected to the case is also given a right to defend his side in the tribunal.

Unfortunately for one nurse named Arnold, a case was filed against him. While employed in a hospital, the RN nurse abused a patient. He exhibited both physical and verbal abuse against the patient. It was clearly stated in the complaint that the RN nurse was seen slapping the patient’s hand multiple times, forcefully tapping the patient on the forehead with an open palm, and telling the patient to “shut up.” The act of patient could have caused emotional and physical injury to the patient. At the same time, his conduct could have interfered or disrupted the patient’s treatment.

In the response filed by the RN nurse, he stated that the patient was violent and had to be restrained because she pulled out her tubes. The RN nurse also argued that he did tap the patient’s hand to make her stop digging her nails into her wrist, but he did not tap her on the forehead nor told her to shut up. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found him liable for the charge against him. As such, his license was revoked by the BON.

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.