Being non-compliant with the terms in the Agreed Order could become a big problem and could be a risk to your license. It is why every RNs/LVNs facing disciplinary proceedings should take it seriously and be compliant with every term that is agreed upon to prevent the worst from happening. It is time that you need the help of a nurse attorney when undergoing disciplinary proceedings.
On or about October 25, 2018, an RN’s license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was Suspended through an Order of the Board.
On or about May 7, 2019, an RN from Cibolo, Texas entered a plea of Guilty to EVADING ARREST DET W/VEH, a 3rd Degree felony offense committed on February 6, 2019. As a result of the plea, the proceedings against the RN were deferred without entering an adjudication of guilt and the RN were placed on probation for a period of three (3) years and ordered to pay a fine and court costs.
On or about April 4, 2020, the RN successfully completed a Board approved course in Texas nursing jurisprudence and ethics, which would have been a requirement of this Order. And on or about May 4, 2020, the RN successfully completed the course, “Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills,” which would have been a requirement of this Order
On or about May 4, 2020, the RN successfully completed the course, “Patient Privacy,” which was a requirement of the October 25, 2018, Order. Then on or about February 17, 2021, the RN submitted an electronic RN Reactivation (within 4 Years) to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) in which the RN answered “Yes” to the following question: “Have you, in the last 5 years*, been addicted to and/or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug?”.
The RN states that on February 6, 2019, she was arrested for evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle, a 3rd-degree felony offense. The RN was placed on deferred adjudicated probation. The RN further states that on July 26, 2019, she relapsed and was sentenced to a seven-day sanction. Upon the RN’s release, she went to a Sober Home, where she continued to attend Drug Court, make meetings, complete Community Service requirements, etc. The RN was required to find a sponsor within 7 days and work the steps. The RN still currently resides at the Sober Home and attempts to help any and all addicts needing recovery.
However, her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend and assist her during the disciplinary proceedings had lead to her license suspension and her undergoing probation.
She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.