Any accusations of professional misconduct should never be taken lightly. Even if you are certain that you have done nothing to such allegations, do not face the charges alone. You might end up leaving unprepared to answer questions which could in turn lead to you being deemed culpable. When this happens, a Houston BON attorney is the one to call.
On or about January 3, 2007, an LVN from Houston submitted a Texas Online Renewal Document to the Board of nurse Examiners in which she provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, in that she answered “No” to the question:
“Have you ever been convicted, placed on community supervision whether or not adjudicated guilty, sentenced to serve jail or prison time or granted pre-trial diversion, or plead guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to any crime in any state, territory or country, or received a court order whether or not a sentence was imposed, including any pending criminal charges or unresolved arrests whether or not on appeal (excluding minor Class C traffic violations)?
The LVN failed to disclose that on or about August 14, 2006, she was charged with criminal mischief, Misdemeanor offense committed on May 13, 2006.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the LVN stated in 2005 her husband died of terminal cancer. During her period of mourning and vulnerability, she was defrauded of over $100,000.00. When she realized what had happened, she attempted to contact the perpetrator with no success. Anger led the LVN to put sugar in the gas tank as well as to attempt to puncture the tires of vehicles she believed to belong to the perpetrator.
The LVN further stated she voluntarily went to the police station. Charges were eventually filed against her. When submitting her online renewal for her nursing license in January 2007, she stated she truly thought only Felony convictions were what she should check “yes” to.
In hindsight, she clearly misunderstood and should have called the Board and asked. The LVN also thought she understood through her attorney that her record was cleared as if it had never happened.
Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced Houston BON Attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.
Your RN license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a Houston BON Attorney is your best option. Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.