In Texas, you must maintain your license in order to practice as a registered nurse. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) issues and renews licenses, enforces the Texas Nursing Practice Act, and conducts investigations of complaints against nurses. As part of its enforcement powers, this regulatory agency must suspend or revoke a nurse’s license if he or she is convicted of committing certain crimes. If you are a nurse in the Dallas-Fort Worth or Mid-Cities area, and you are worried about losing your professional license, attorney Walt Taylor may be able to help.
When Is the Texas Board of Nursing Required to Suspend or Revoke Nursing Licenses?
Under the Nursing Practice Act, the Texas Board of Nursing is required to suspend or revoke a nursing license if the nurse is convicted of certain crimes. A nurse must have pled guilty or nolo contendere, or been convicted of the criminal offense. Here are some crimes where a nursing license must be revoked or suspended:
● Murder, capital murder, and manslaughter
● Kidnapping or unlawful restraint if the crime was punished as a felony or state jail felony
● Sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault
● Continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children or indecency with a child
● Aggravated assault
● Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly injuring a child, elderly person, or disabled person
● Robbery and aggravated robbery
● Aiding suicide if the offense is punishable as a state jail felony
● Entering into an agreement to abduct children from custody
● Any offense that requires an individual to be listed as a sex offender
What to Do If You Are at Risk of Having Your Nursing License Revoked or Suspended
If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime that puts your nursing license in jeopardy, you need to contact attorney Walt Taylor as soon as possible. He has helped many nurses and other medical professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Mid-Cities area and around the State of Texas facing disciplinary proceedings at the Texas Board of Nursing and other medical licensing agencies, and he has extensive knowledge of the laws and procedures that are applicable in these administrative cases. To learn more about your legal options and defenses, contact us online or call our office directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free initial consultation today.