Receiving notice of a Texas Disciplinary Board action against you can be scary and overwhelming. These disciplinary actions are a matter of public record in Texas and can threaten your employment and future. The Disciplinary Board has the power to revoke your license or restrict your ability to work in nursing. It is important to take any disciplinary action very seriously.
What to Do After You Get Notice of a Complaint
Unless it would jeopardize the investigation, you will receive notice of a complaint filed against you, which means that the investigative process will soon be underway. You may be interviewed by the Board or observed in your daily practice. The Board will consider any applicable evidence regarding your adherence to the Nursing Practice Act (NPA).
At this point, it is often recommended that you consult with an experienced nurse license defense attorney to make sure that your rights are adequately protected. An attorney that has experience in handling these types of cases may be able to assist with any informal or formal settlement negotiations and make sure that you do not assume liability for something that the Board is unable to prove. A Texas nurse license defense attorney can also advocate for you getting a more lenient outcome in the event that the Board finds that you violated the NPA.
Even if any part of the process appears to be informal, you should keep in mind that the stakes are very high when it comes to your nursing license. An admission of liability could result in the loss of your license or a permanent mark on your professional record. This is why it is important to speak with a trusted nursing license defense attorney as soon as possible.
Contact an Experienced Texas Nurse Attorney to Discuss Your Case
If your nursing license is in jeopardy, you need to move quickly to make sure that it is protected. Call the Law Office of Yong J. An to consult with a seasoned nursing license defense lawyer right away. Call or text us today at (832) 428-5679 to get started on your defense and protecting your livelihood. Attorney Yong is available 24/7 in order to provide a quick and confidential consultation.