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At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.
On or about November 28, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, and assigned to provide skilled nursing to a patient, the RN submitted documentation for a discharge visit she did not perform, in that said patient was hospitalized at the time of the documented visit. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response, the RN states she takes full responsibility for the events that happened on November 28, 2018. She admits she did submit documentation for a discharge visit that she did not perform. The RN further states that these actions were the result of numerous attempts to visit with the patient during the certification period in which the patient was very difficult to get in touch with. The RN explains that she was very frustrated and as a result, she went ahead and submitted the visit.
The RN’s conduct constitutes a violation of the Texas Occupations Code according to the Texas Board of Nursing. As a result, her license was disciplined and suspended.
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