The job of the Texas Board of Nursing (Texas BON) is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas. They do this by ensuring each person holding a license as a nurse is competent to practice safely. This means the Texas BON has the authority to discipline the license of any nurse licensed in the state. Our Texas Board of Nursing Attorney can assist nurses with:
Texas Nursing Board Application
Applicants to the Texas BON who have a criminal history or previous discipline by the Texas BON (or any other Nursing Board) may be subject to denial of their application for licensure. Thus, those with a criminal or disciplinary history are likely to be subject to an investigation by the board.
Reporting a Misdemeanor on Texas Nursing License Renewal
Individuals who apply to the Texas BON or currently hold a license must notify the Board of any criminal incident that hasn’t been expunged or sealed at the time of renewal. Chelle Law helps nurses with self-reporting misdemeanors, DUIs, and other criminal charges.
Texas Board of Nursing Complaints and Investigations
Who can file a complaint against a nurse? Patients, Health Care Facilities, other nurses among others. When the Texas Board of Nursing receives a complaint, the Board initiates an investigation into the complaint (if the Board has jurisdiction and the Complaint isn’t dismissed). After this, the nurse receives notice and the board assigns an investigator to the case. Please note, having an attorney during this step can be crucial for nurses. This is because a nurse must submit a response, interview with the investigator while also possibly appear at a board meeting.
Texas Nursing Appeals & Hearings
Any licensee may request an appeal of a Texas BON Order. To do this you to an administrative law judge with the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings. In some instances, your case may be automatically sent to hearing.
We can assist all nurses including:
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners (NP)
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
- Nurse Midwife
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
If you’re interested in setting up a consultation with a Chelle Law Texas Board of Nursing Attorney or learning more about any of the services we provide to Texas nurses we invite you to reach out to us today.