The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations as well as charged with the criminal case may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a criminal nurse attorney.
One of the best examples is an RN in North Texas who was accused of child abuse. According to allegations, long before child abuse arrest, the RN was a nurse accused of using patients’ drugs that were intended for patients.
Records show that the RN’s nursing license was revoked in 2015 amid multiple allegations that she stole and used drugs while working at two North Texas health-care facilities.
The 44-year-old RN is accused of abusing at least eight children in a Montessori in McKinney. She was never charged in connection with the stolen drugs, and the daycare center said she passed her pre-employment background checks.
Those checks would have omitted any mention of her troubled past as a nurse because the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which is responsible for the background checks, doesn’t include professional license revocations in its findings.
She was fired from the daycare after her arrest, and additional victims were revealed when police asked for concerned parents to come forward. Some of the abuse was documented on surveillance video that showed the RN allegedly slamming children on changing tables, inflicting broken bones and bruises on some of them, police documents reveal.
After her arrest, the daycare center released a written statement that indicated no red flags were raised before the RN was hired.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right criminal nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Consult with Texas criminal nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.