Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
On or about October 4, 2013, through November 21, 2013, while employed as a Registered Nurse in San Antonio, the RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she attended an outpatient treatment program for anxiety and depression. Additionally, she was observed by her co-workers to be forgetful, anxious and shaky.
The RN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she was experiencing a lot of stress due to her husband’s employment situation and her son’s autism. She states that because of this, one day she ran out of fuel and admitted herself to a facility for a mental health condition. The RN stated she is currently on medications and is doing well, as is verified by her therapist and psychiatrist. The RN additionally states she has never harmed a patient and is very capable of doing her job.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.