When you are a nurse in Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is compliance with all its rules and laws. There is a necessity to follow not only the state laws or regulation but also the administrative rules promulgated by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The Board has the jurisdiction over all complaints and cases filed against professional nurses.
Once a LVN or RN nurse is proven to be guilty of the offense charged, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may order the suspension or revocation of the license. The revocation maybe permanent or temporary, depending on the veracity of the offense committed. At the same time, the Board may also order for the suspension of a nurse. In one of the recent cases heard by the Board, a LVN nurse named Alexis was involved.
The LVN nurse was employed as a vocational nurse in a medical institution in Houston, Texas. Right after he graduated in college, he took the opportunity to take the nursing licensure examination. He was lucky enough to pass the board exam, which eventually led to his acquisition of a license in Texas. While being employed at the facility, he committed an act that was in violation of the Texas Administrative Code.
On or about February 1, 2017, the LVN nurse left the premises of his work without clocking out. In fact, his shift did not even end yet before he left the workplace. Because of this, the administration of the healthcare facility gave him a warning regarding this misconduct. However, he committed the same mistake again which led to the termination of his work. A complaint was also filed against him before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The complainant allege that his conduct was likely to injure patients in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in patients not receiving the care they need.
During the hearing of the case, the LVN nurse did not hire the assistance of a nursing defense attorney. As such, he was not able to defend himself before the Board. Eventually, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) revoked his license to practice vocational nursing.
Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.