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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RNs and LVNs in Texas. It is also an agency responsible for overseeing professional nursing practice throughout the state. Any registered nurse (RN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) found guilty of violating state laws or Texas Board of Nursing regulations may be subjected to fines or penalties unless defended by a nurse attorney. In severe cases, the RN or LVN license may even be suspended or revoked.

A perfect example of this incident happened to an RN in Houston when she was suspended after she failed to show up for drug screenings.

According to reports, the RN had agreed to enter a drug monitoring program after she admitted to taking controlled substances from the hospital she was working.

According to department records, center staff reported seeing the RN inject herself at the medical facility in July 2014.

The RN signed a substance abuse referral contract with the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission in October 2014, agreeing to random drug testing for five years.

The department says they indefinitely suspended her credentials after she violated her contract.

The department says the RN failed to attend five screenings and withdrew from the monitoring program in November 2017.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.

Any type of accusation can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.