Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about September 1, 2005, through September 19, 2018, while employed as Director of Medicine Critical Care in a medical facility in Houston, the RN allegedly misrepresented herself as a doctor to staff and patients. Her conduct was likely to deceive the facility and could have affected the decision to continue employment.
The RN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case.
During the hearing, the RN states she notified the HR Director of the circumstances that had occurred regarding her degree and at that time, she discontinued use of the said title. She states she consulted legal counsel who informed her that there was no way to recoup tuition or any information verifying degree since school had been designated unaccredited and/or a diploma mill. The RN further states she spoke to the Hospital Administrator, informed her of circumstances and she agreed with legal counsel’s recommendation that as long as she was employed at the hospital and the degree was not a requirement of her hiring process position or current job. responsibilities she could use the title, but if she left the hospital she was not to use it elsewhere. The RN further states she used the title prior to April 29, 2015, on some forms of documentation, however, she chose not to use the title when interacting with her patients as it was a source of confusion. She states staff that had been employed prior knew of the occurrence, but she corrected them when an opportunity presented itself.
But without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the RN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.