In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.

In one case, while employed in a home care facility and on assignment at the home of her patient, the LVN falsely documented the treatments and assessments in the patient’s clinical record. This incident led to an inaccurate medical record.

The LVN explains that on September 11, 2017, she left at 4:15 p.m. at the request of the patient’s mother and advised her supervisor of same the next day. She also stated that she had intentions to redo her time sheet to reflect the correct time that she left the patient’s house, but the timesheet was sent to the agency and there was no way to redo it. She also stated that on the said day, the patient’s mother left to the store around 6:05 pm and took the patient with her.

The LVN explains that the patient’s mother informed her that she could not be left alone at her house, therefore she left. She felt it was already safe to document an hour ahead.

The LVN’s conduct constitutes a violation of the Texas Occupations Code according to the Board of Nursing. As a result, her license was disciplined and suspended.

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