Did you know that cases or complaints filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) undergo a complicated process? The steps that must be followed by every LVN or RN nurse in the state of Texas are quite complex. This is the reason why it is highly recommended for every professional nurse to hire the right nursing defense attorney in Texas. Doing so will help him prevent the Board from suspending or revoking his license.

Unfortunately, for a nurse named Jonas, she failed to hire the services of a lawyer when a disciplinary case was filed against him. In fact, the RN nurse waived representation by counsel, informal conference and notice and hearing. All these resulted to the revocation of his nursing license. As a result, he loses the right to practice the nursing profession in the state of Texas.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) had a jurisdiction to hear and decide the case filed against Jonas. The RN nurse was engaged in the intemperate use of methamphetamines and marijuana. He submitted a specimen for a drug screen that resulted positive for drug use. Furthermore, while employed in a local hospital, she admitted to several sheriff office deputies that she had been under the influence of the prohibited substances. All these establish the undeniable fact that the LVN nurse violated the Texas Health and Safety Code or Controlled Substances act.

The law clearly provides that the use of methamphetamines and marijuana by a nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize the symptoms and changes in a patient’s condition. This would lead to placing the patient in potential danger. Jonas was found guilty by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), which ordered for the revocation of his license with finality.

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 Yong J. An who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Call him or text him 24/7 @ 832 428 5679