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Nurses’ written accounts or documentations are critical for planning and evaluation of medical interventions and patient care. Providing false documentations could lead to incorrect treatment decisions compromising patient safety. This negligence can lead to a case being filed against an RN/LVN and your license could be in danger if not defended by an experienced nurse attorney.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and three (3) months.

On or about January 26, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Dallas, Texas, RN falsely documented that she observed a patient during report at 0700, and that the patient had regular respirations and good color, although video surveillance does not show that RN entered the patient’s room at any point from 0645 to 0806. Subsequently, a code was called on the patient at 0803 and the patient was pronounced deceased at 0829. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(A), (1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN / LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.