In AUSTIN and throughout Texas

What Activity Does the Texas Board of Nursing Investigate?

Texas medical license defense attorneyThe Texas Board of Nursing (BON) reviews all the more than 16,000 complaints it receives each year. Complaints that have insufficient information to identify the nurse, do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Board, or are incidents that would not constitute a violation of the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) are not further investigated.

When a complaint does result in an investigation into a nurse's behavior, the Board will give the nurse notice of the investigation and allegations. Complaints may be filed by patients, patient's family, colleagues, superiors, law enforcement personnel, or even the Board itself. If after an investigation the BON determines that a violation of the NPA has occurred, then it will pursue sanctions, which may include remedial education, fines, warning, reprimand, suspension, probation, or license revocation.

What Activity Does the Texas Board of Nursing Investigate?

The Texas BON investigates anything that relates to the practice of nursing. Common matters include:

  • Problems with dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Failure to provide adequate care.
  • Failure to properly maintain a patient's medical records.
  • Subjecting a patient to unnecessary risk.
  • Lack of professionalism or allegations of an inappropriate bedside manner.
  • Failure to accurately document work hours.
  • Improper disclosure of patient's confidential medical information.
  • Allegations of Drug or Alcohol Abuse or use on the job.

The foregoing are common matters for which Texas nurses are investigated, though the list is by no means exhaustive. Again, the BON investigates all complaints lodged against nurses that relate to the practice of nursing.

If you are a Texas nurse and a complaint has been lodged against you with the BON, it is critical that you defend your license from the very start. Throughout the BON's complaint process you have several opportunities to defend you license, starting with your initial response to the Board. Know that you have the right to be represented by an attorney at every stage of the investigation and compliant process. Hiring a nursing license defense attorney to help you mount a strong defense serves to protect your license, reputation, financial interests, and ultimately your career.

Hire an Experienced Nursing 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 proudly represents licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas. To best serve our clients we have offices in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Our law firm helps professionals, like you, keep their licenses when those licenses are under attack by a state agency or board.

Contact us today or call (800) 210-0126 and schedule a case evaluation.

Follow BERTOLINO LLP on Facebook!

View free videos & subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Get a copy of Tony R. Bertolino's #1 Bestselling book When Your License is Under Attack: A Survival Guide for Texas Professionals in hardcover or for Kindle here.

Categories: Posts

Attorney Tony R. Bertolino is the Managing Partner with Bertolino LLP. Our law firm has been able to help people across the state of Texas. If you need an experienced lawyer to represent you, contact Bertolino LLP today.

Super Lawyers Rising Star American Bar Association Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College Super Lawyers New York State Bar Association Houston Bar Association Austin Bar Association American Center for Law and Justice Law Firm 500 10.0Tony Ray Bertolino

Each icon can be clicked for a direct link to verifiable, objective data, substantiating the accolades and designations above

Tell us about your legal matter

yes I have read the disclaimer