All professional nurses in the state of Texas must comply with all the laws promulgated by the government. The RN or LVN nurses are expected to follow the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). One wrong move can lead to the suspension or revocation of the nursing license. Aside from this, the nurses are also required to abide by the rules mandated in their workplaces. When there are complaints regarding the misconduct or negligence of the nurses, any aggrieved party may directly file an administrative case before the Board.
When a case is filed against the erring registered nurse, it is highly recommended that he hires a lawyer to defend himself. The assistance of an expert nursing defense attorney is such a big help especially if the case involves a possible revocation of the professional license. There are actually hundreds of cases that led to the permanent cancellation of the nursing licenses due to the failure to the defendant to get proper representation by the counsel. Among these is the case of Marvel who waived his right to be assisted by the counsel.
Marvel is a RN nurse who worked in a medical center in Texas for almost seven years. While working for the said institution, he misappropriated Norco 5 and Norco 10 belonging to the facility. This act was a clear violation of the trust reposed by the patient to the registered nurse. His conduct was likely to defraud the facility as well as the patients of the cost of the medications. Thereafter, the police arrested the RN nurse to the possession of controlled substances, which is considered as a state jail felony offense.
For all these, the RN nurse faced several charges before the Texas Board of Nursing. The Board sent the proper notice to notify him of all the complaints filed against him. Instead of explaining his side, he opted to just continue his practice a professional nurse in Texas. He even waived his right to be represented by a counsel. All these resulted to the finding of guilt by the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing found out that there exist serious risks to public health and safety if the RN nurse will be allowed to continue his practice.
If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.