Violation Of Boundaries ~ Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
Nurses, by the nature of the work they do, are often placed in “intimate” situations with patients. And patients, by the very fact that they are receiving medical care, are inherently vulnerable.
Because of the combination of these circumstances, it's important for nurses to maintain clear boundaries.
When those boundaries are violated – or perceived to be violated – anyone can file a complaint with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All allegations and complaints that appear to violate the Nursing Practice Act automatically trigger an investigation.
If you have been contacted by the BON, or have concerns about an incident that occurred, please contact us immediately. We can help you through the entire nursing license defense process, potentially mitigating any disciplinary action or limits on your license.
Potential boundary crossings or boundary violations for nurses include the following:
- sexual misconduct
- inappropriate touching of patients
- romantic relationships with patients
- violation of HIPAA privacy regulations
- conflicts of interest
- accepting and giving gifts
- over-involvement with patients
- social media communication between nurses and patients
It’s important to note that it doesn’t matter whether the questionable behavior was initiated by you, your patients, or their family members – it can still constitute a violation of boundaries.
If you’ve been accused of a violation of boundaries, you should consider hiring a nurse attorney. Throughout the entire process of defending your nursing license, we can be by your side, potentially mitigating the disciplinary sanctions that the nursing board imposes.
If you have questions about violation of boundaries, or if you would like to schedule a free legal consultation, please call (512) 829-5619, or e-mail email@example.com.
Please make note that in addition to helping nurses in Texas with licensing issues related to violation of boundaries, Kevin Keaney P.C. also helps with: expired nursing licenses, sexual misconduct, continuing ed violations, substance abuse, criminal arrests, lying and falsification of documents, and dishonesty, fraud and deceit.