When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) summoned you, you should seek the nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. The trend is for employers to refer a case to the Texas Board of Nursing to discipline nurse and at the same time terminate your employment in most of the cases.
One of the best examples includes the following:
In Dallas, an RN has been discharged and suspended after she posted information on social media about a boy who tested positive for measles.
The hospital took the action four days after learning of the nurse’s posts on Facebook. The boy, who is between 1 and 3 years old, was treated at the hospital’s west campus.
According to the hospital, the RN has not been involved in inpatient care. The RN allegedly posted about the child on an anti-vaccination group’s Facebook page called Proud Parents of Unvaccinated Children-Texas. The RN described her experience seeing a child with measles for the first time.
It’s not clear whether the child was vaccinated for the measles virus.
“I think it’s easy for us nonvaxxers to make assumptions but most of us have never and will never see one of these diseases,” she said. “By no means have I changed my vax stance, and I never will. But I just wanted to share my experience and how much worse it was than I expected.”
Health officials say that the vaccine is the best way to prevent the illness. The last confirmed case of measles in Houston was in 2013. And over the past 10 years, Houston has averaged fewer than one reported case of measles per year.
The Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN. However, she failed to hire a nurse attorney to defend her case. Because of this, she was disciplined and her license was suspended.
This case could have been properly defended had the RN seek help from an experienced nurse attorney.
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