Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves false documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An LVN from Sugar Land, Texas is just one of the many examples.
An incident happened to an LVN in 2020. At the time of the incident, he was employed as an LVN with a hospice care provider in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and two (2) months.
On or about April 5, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a hospice care provider in Sugar Land, Texas, LVN falsely documented in the medical record of a patient receiving phone orders for eighteen (18) medications from the physician, Certification of Terminal Illness, and collaborating with physician(s) for the patient’s initial Plan of Care (POC). The physician(s) for the patient did not provide written and/or verbal orders for the patient to receive medications, did not sign the Certification of Terminal Illness and did not collaborate with LVN to establish the patient’s Plan of Care (POC). LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response, LVN states he notified the physician to discuss the patient’s admission, and the physician ordered continuation of the patient’s previous medications, including hospice comfort medications. LVN states the information provided by the physician(s) was misleading and omitted the fact they discussed matters pertaining to the patient and that they issued verbal orders.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.463(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)(1)(D)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B)&(6)(A).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the LVN mentioned above in his case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse 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 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.