The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) receives complaints against Texas nurses from patients, employers, other nurses, state and federal agencies, and other sources. The BON may also open their own investigation in certain circumstances.
If you receive a formal complaint letter from the BON it means that you are being investigated based on a complaint lodged against you. That letter serves as notice of the investigation and allegations against you. As soon as you receive a complaint letter from the Board, we urge you to consult with a medical license defense attorney with experience dealing with BON complaints. Nurse license defense is highly specialized and specific to the rules and regulations of the BON. There is too much at stake not to consult with an attorney who can help you defend your license against attack.
After receiving the formal complaint letter, there are immediate deadlines which must be met in response to that letter. You are given the opportunity to respond to the allegations and to show compliance with the Nursing Practice Act. You can respond to the formal charges yourself. Alternatively, your medical license defense attorney may respond to the BON on your behalf.
The first responses you make to the Board regarding the allegations made against you are critical and will affect the ultimate outcome of your case. It is important to understand that the BON is not on your side, their purpose is to protect the public. This means that you must defend yourself and your nursing license from the very beginning of the investigation.
Advantages to Hiring A BON License Defense Attorney
There are many advantages to consulting with a medical license defense attorney as soon as you are notified of the BON's investigation against you.
Your attorney can assist you in crafting initial responses that fully conveys your side of the events and gives the Board no unfair advantage over you. It is not uncommon that complaints are dismissed because of well-crafted initial responses to the allegations. The attorneys at BERTOLINO LLP have shut down complaints with this single move.
Also, your attorney can help you understand the BON's enforcement process and what to expect moving forward. Together you can review the possible disciplinary actions the board may take against your license.
Hire an Experienced Medical License Defense Attorney
If you have been notified of a complaint filed against you with the Texas Board of Nursing, BERTOLINO LLP can help. We are experienced BON license defense attorneys and we know how to navigate BON's complaint process. We are prepared to represent you at any legal hearing or proceeding regarding your professional license.
Our Firm believes that immediately consulting an experienced Board of Nursing license defense attorney to review allegations of misconduct helps ensure the most favorable outcome in your case. Our results speak for themselves.
BERTOLINO LLP represents licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas. If you are facing disciplinary action from a professional licensing board, contact us today or call (512) 717-5432 and schedule a case evaluation.
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