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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a Forth Worth nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. L100115N8964

A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN in Fort Worth.

On or about January 16, 2005, an LVN from Fort Worth was arrested by Fort Worth Police Department for DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (a Class B misdemeanor offense).

In response to this incident, the LVN states that she had gone to a club with some of her friends. After leaving the club, she was pulled over and arrested for DWI. She spent the night in jail and was released the next morning on bond. She states that she learned her lesson and that she dutifully met all the provisions of her probation and was released from probation August 24, 2007. She has informed all her employers of her offense.

On or about September 3, 2005, the same LVN submitted a License Renewal Form to the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas in which she answered “No” to the question:

“Have you been convicted, adjudged guilty by a court, plead guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to any crime in any state, territory or country, whether or not a sentence was imposed, including any pending criminal charges or unresolved arrests (excluding minor traffic violations) since your last renewal?

The LVN failed to disclose that she was convicted of DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (a Class B Misdemeanor offense.

In response to this incident, the LVN states she has informed all her employers of her offense but has “no reason for non-disclosure.” She relies on the job as a means of financial support and would never jeopardize her career.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.

Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Forth Worth 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.

The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient Forth Worth nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.