Skilled Representation For Matters Before Texas Board of Nursing
At the Austin law firm of Rivas Goldstein, LLP, our attorneys represent licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and registered nurses (RNs) in all types of licensing defense issues. A nurse whose license is threatened by a Texas Board of Nursing (BON) disciplinary proceeding should immediately seek out an attorney who understands the processes and personnel involved.
Our lawyers have decades of combined experience assisting nurses, physicians and other medical practitioners with administrative licensing concerns and use that experience to defend nurses against BON actions. In addition, one of our staff members is a licensed nurse in Texas who assists us in offering a direct, practical perspective on protecting your license.
A Strong Defense Against A Wide Range Of Alleged Misconduct
Our Austin nursing license defense attorneys advocate for clients who face disciplinary actions because of misconduct allegations such as:
- Unprofessional conduct
- Failing to adequately maintain patient records
- Drug or alcohol issues
- Alleged drug diversion
- Failing to maintain the proper standard of care
Disciplinary actions may be undertaken in a hearing before the BON or during informal settlement conferences. In either case, having an experienced attorney who understands what is at stake can often be the difference between losing your nursing license and retaining it. Our lawyers provide a strong license defense to nurses at all stages of the complaint process, vigorously working toward positive outcomes.
Our clients are often able to keep their licenses because we demonstrate that the allegations were incorrect or unfounded or that there were mitigating circumstances. We investigate the matter and identify colleagues, patients or expert witnesses whose testimony will strengthen a client’s case. We have achieved scores of successful outcomes resulting in dismissals and lesser sanctions, such as remedial education or fines.
Declaratory Orders For Nursing Students
Nursing students who have a criminal conviction on their record or other difficulties in their past may face scrutiny when it comes time to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Our firm is available to assist students in seeking and obtaining a Declaratory Order from the BON, which gives the student permission to sit for the exam.