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 October 8, 2007, an RN from Houston submitted her Registered Nurse Online Renewal Document to the Texas Board of Nursing in which she provided false, deceptive and/or misleading information, in that she answered “No” to the question:
“Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense, including those pending appeal”
However, the RN failed to disclose that on or about September 7, 2007, she was arrested and charged with the Offense of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY FRAUD SCHEDULE VII, a felony offense. Her conduct was deceiving to the Texas Board of Nursing, which may have affected their decision to renew her license.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she was confused when filling out the form. Her attorney had informed her that since she had not been indicted, she felt safe answering the question the way she did. If that was wrong then she apologizes and will cooperate with any information that is needed about the case.
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.