An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
One such incident happened to an RN in 2015. During the time of the incident, she was currently employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Temple, Texas.
On or about March 1, 2015, through June 10, 2015, the RN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship by inappropriately engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient’s brother. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient.
In addition, her conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
In response to the allegations filed against her, the RN admits she was in a relationship with the patient’s brother but denies it ever interfered with her patient care. She states all the interactions between herself and the patient’s brother during work hours were professional and limited to the occasional casual conversation. She further states there were no allegations of inappropriate behavior until she ended the relationship.
However, she was not able to provide a good and experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.