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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency in the state of Texas that has jurisdiction to hear and decide cases arising from the nursing profession. This is the body that can entertain cases or complaints filed against any LVN or RN nurse in the country. The members of the Board will render a decision or resolution after a complete trial and hearing process. All orders that are issued by the Board are made after a thorough and deliberate discussion on the facts and issues of the case.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) must state the laws or regulations from which they base their decisions, orders or resolutions. From the moment of submitting an Application for Initial Licensure Examination up to the time of practicing the profession, all nurses are already under the administration of the Board. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing already has a right to question all entries provided in the application forms that are filed by vocational or registered nurses.

In the case of Junar, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found out that he was guilty of the charge filed against him. The RN nurse allegedly misappropriated medications, including, but not limited to:
• Tylenol #3;
• Hydrocone;
• Phenobarbital;
• Clonazepam;
• Dextroamphetamine; and
• Zofran.

All these belong to the facility and patients thereof. Subsequently, Junar was also admitted to the emergency room at the hospital where he worked. During the said incident, it was found out that the RN nurse was in possession of the substances. The act of the professional nurse was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof. At the same time, it was also a clear violation of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.