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False documentation and inaccurate medical records are some of the typical errors or mistakes committed by nurses. These mistakes may become grounds for nursing malpractice, and if being accused, you need the right nurse attorney to help you when facing the Texas BON.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.

On or about August 25, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, RN inaccurately pre-charted a Braden Scale Assessment and Fall Risk Assessment for new admission patients, in that the patient had not arrived at the facility at the time of the documented assessments. Additionally, RN inaccurately documented physician admission orders for the patient in that RN did not contact or speak to the physician. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and could have injured the patient in that subsequent care givers might rely on her documentation to base their decisions for further care.

In response, RN states she prepared draft documentation, to the best of her ability given the facts known to her at the time, for follow up with the patient and the physician. RN adds that final documentation would have been prepared with feedback from the patient and the physician. RN was attempting to be efficient and organized before the patient arrived at the facility.

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.(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.