In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defend himself from all accusations. This every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is to encourage hiring the right nurse attorney.
Unfortunately, there are some RN and LVN who fail to find the right nurse attorney to handle their cases. As a result, most of them would be adjudged liable for the complaints. This usually leads to the revocation of professional nursing license. This is what happened to a RN in El Paso, Texas and had been in that position for seven months at the time of the incident.
On or about December 14, 2016, the RN’ was accused of having a relationship with a patient. Because of this, she was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to give her a fair chance to defend her case. She was given the chance to defend herself at the Board.
The RN states she did admit to a non-sexual relationship with a former patient. The patient got her phone number and she eventually allowed the relationship to grow into a friendship, speaking with him every day. He wanted the relationship to be more than what it was. She refused and then he made a threatening statement about the people at the facility finding out that they had been talking. So she continued to talk afraid, that he would let her employer know. It continued, and things got worse. She eventually went to the police department and filed a complaint. The patient still text her to this day. She was a victim of being manipulated into caring for the client who had an ulterior motive.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing states that the RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm. Thus, her license was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty for the complaint against her and her RN license was suspended. She lost the case simply because the RN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. 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