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False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.

This is the case of an LVN in 2018. At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.

On or about August 5, 2018, through September 26, 2018, while employed as an LVN with a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care to two (2) different patients, LVN falsely documented in the medical record of said patients in that he copied verbatim previous documentation from two other nurses. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.

In response, LVN states he sincerely takes responsibility for this and recognizes this is false documentation; however, it was accidental in nature and he categorically denied that he intentionally falsified documentation. LVN states the computer on the floor he worked on at the facility was very old and unreliable and would often crash/freeze and need to be restarted. LVN states to mitigate the computer issues, he would copy and paste the previous nurse’s notes and write his note underneath, then delete the previous nurse’s notes before saving rather than opening multiple browsers and toggling back and forth.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D)&(2) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

Unfortunately, with the lack of an effective nurse attorney to defend his case, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to take disciplinary action against the LVN.

If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.

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. Contact a Texas LVN attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 200 nurse BON license cases before the Texas BON. Please contact him at (832) 428-5679.