The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is one of the government agencies in the state of Texas that is responsible in regulating the practice of profession in the country. It was established for the sole purpose of ensuring that the nurses are properly regulated to promote public health and safety. This Board exercises administrative functions as well as quasi-judicial functions. This means that it has the authority to promulgate rules and regulations that must be followed by all the RN or LVN nurses. At the same time, it can also render judgment that can affect the validity of nursing licenses.
Just like all government agencies or instrumentalities, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) conducts a hearing first before it renders a judgment. The members of the Board are required to convene in regular and special sessions to hear and decide cases. Their jurisdiction covers only those who wish to apply for the licensure examination and those who have already obtained their licenses. Every single day, the Board orders the revocation or suspension of LVN or RN nurses. At the same time, some are also released from the charges against them.
Theresa was not lucky to be one of those who were exonerated from administrative charges by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). She is a registered nurse in Texas who worked for a hospital. While practicing as an RN nurse, Theresa engaged in the intemperate use of morphine. During the drug screening, the RN nurses resulted positive. The use of the drugs by a registered nurse while on duty could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate and appropriate assessments, judgments and decisions regarding patient care. The continued use of the prohibited substances will lead to placing the patients in potential danger.
During the hearing of the case, the RN nurse was not able to properly defend herself. She hired a nursing defense attorney, but it was already too late. The evidence of the complainant proved that she was guilty for the charges against her. This eventually resulted to the revocation of his professional nursing license in the state of Texas. The Board ordered for the revocation of the license with finality. As such, the RN nurse is no longer allowed to use her nursing license.
If you are looking for a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their nursing license.