Category Archives: License Defense

Public Hearing on Changes to Texas Nursing Board Rules

Earlier, I had posted an excerpt from the Texas Register regarding a proposed change to the Rules of the Texas Board of Nursing.  On June 13th, the Board posted notice of a Public Hearing on the matter (The notice is after the jump). The timing of this is interesting, because as the President-elect of The…

And the Texas Board of Nursing Strikes Back

On May 18th, the Texas Board of Nursing will publish proposed changes (after the jump) to section 213.26 of the Texas Administrative Code. The changes, if approved in their entirety, will essentially neuter the State Office of Administrative Hearings and render formal hearings before SOAH almost superfluous by removing the ability of the Administrative Law…

Other Victims of Medical Errors

As a nurse and an attorney who represents nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing, this story really hits home.  It is the story of a nurse who made a critical error, although whether the death of the child she was treating was directly related to the error is open to question.  But the aftermath…

TBON pushing new default rule

The Texas Board of Nursing is updating some practice related to default proceedings.  Basically, these are the cases where a licensee does not show up for a SOAH administrative hearing.  In that case, the Board feels that the licensee in likely not a good candidate for completing the stipulations placed on licensees with disciplinary action…

Live Blogging the Texas Board of Nursing Meeting – Day 2

I didn’t want to blog about the hearings this morning during the hearings because of possible ethical concerns of mine.  But now that the Board has rendered decisions, I will make some comments after the jump.

Fun at the Texas Board of Nursing Meeting #1: Guidelines for Requiring Psychological Evaluations

Yesterday at the quarterly meeting of the Texas Board of Nursing, the Board heard a report from the Advisory Committee on Eligilbility, Licensure and Discipline regarding HB 3961, which created Texas Occupations Code § 301.4521 (part of the Nurse Practice Act).  Previously, the Board had approved guidelines related to the qualifications for evaluators.  Now the…

Don’t call the board every week . . .

Or even every two weeks.  LaTonia Denise Wright, my colleague practicing in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, points this out in her latest post on her blog, Nursing Law & Order.  Calling the board often is not going to expedite your case because there is a process and the Board of Nursing is going to follow…

Texas Board of Nursing jurisprudence course in Arlington less than one month away!

It is extremely common that a nurse who is facing disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing will be required by the Board to take a 6 hours course in nursing jurisprudence that is approved by the board.  So if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and facing this stipulation, the time has…

I Didn’t Know the Board of Nursing Could Do That!

I was looking at the Google Analytics for the website and I followed the white rabbit for one of the searches that found this site.  What I found when I recreated this search was a 2002 article from Nursing written byLori Brown, a Nurse/Attorney from Indianapolis, Indiana.  See what you think of this scenerio after…

Motion for rehearing of a default revocation – not the recommended method to keep your nursing license

I recently visited the Texas Board of Nursing Disciplinary and Eligibility Committee meeting and was surprised by the percentage of cases heard by this committee that were motions for rehearing.  A motion for rehearing occurs when the licensee (nurse) has failed to respond to formal charges by the Board by either not appearing or failing…