In the state of Texas, an individual needs to obtain an LVN nurse license before he can be allowed to conduct medical care or health care services. The Texas Board of Nursing imposes certain rules and regulations that must be followed by every LVN or RN nurse. This is important because failure to comply with the Texas Board of Nursing LVN administrative orders or resolutions may result to the revocation of the LVN license.
In one case, a Texas LVN nurse named Joseph was charged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) for his alleged involvement in a criminal case. The complaint was grounded on a violation of the provisions under the Texas Occupation Code.
With respect to the criminal case, he was charged for indecency with a child. He allegedly performed illicit acts with a minor while he was engaged in the practice of being a LVN nurse. For this reason, the parents filed a complaint against him before the District Court of Dallas, Texas.
Even if case was filed before a Criminal Court, the complaint was used as a basis for the institution of a disciplinary case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Under the Texas Occupation Code, any RN or LVN nurse convicted in a criminal offense shall have his or her RN or LVN license to practice nursing be revoked. Since Joseph was found guilty for the crime charged against him, it resulted to losing his status as a registered LVN nurse. Aside from this, he was also ordered to pay for the cost of the administrative proceedings.
The story of Joseph only shows how challenging it is to keep hold of your LVN license in Texas. Make sure that you know how to avoid a similar situation like this from happening in the future. Prepare yourself by engaging the services of a RN / LVN License Defense attorney.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An by text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.