Falsifying documents is considered a criminal offense that is punishable by a fine or even jail time. It is also considered a medical malpractice case. An RN involved in such a case could lose his/her license. Altering or tampering with medical records can be dangerous to the patients. But if an RN is accused of doing such a crime, a nurse attorney is crucially needed.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and three (3) months.
On or about February 29, 2016, while employed, the RN falsely documented a telephone physician’s order for long-term acute care (LTAC) evaluation of a patient, prior to communicating with the physician and without authorization. The RN’s conduct was deceptive and created an inaccurate medical record.
In response, the RN states that she was under a lot of pressure to discharge the patients and slates the department was told that referrals could be made to other facilities without a physician’s order. Regarding the patient in question, The RN states she sent a level to the physician, wrote a nurse order, and placed it in the patient’s file to follow up later that day. The RN states that since she never got a response 10 her text, she approached the physician and asked her about the order, The patient’s physician told the RN that she would not sign the order and stated she was going to void the order.
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend his case in court. As a result, her nursing license was subject to disciplinary action.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 200 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs over the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.