Inaccurate medical records about a patient’s diagnosis or symptoms can cause great harm to the patient as well to the doctors and nurses assigned to take care of the patient. Their licenses could be at stake. Attorneys on the other hand are the ones who took care of and help medical practitioners with their cases. For RNs, they do not need just any attorney but a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney knows the best regarding cases filed against RNs. That is why RNs should consider hiring a nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Midland, Texas, and had been in that position for (2) two years.
On or about June 21, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Midland, Texas, RN inappropriately entered an order for Ambien for a patient under the name of another nurse. Subsequently, RN falsely scanned Ambien 10mg as administered to the patient, although the patient did not take it. On or about June 22, 2020, the patient reported that she never took Ambien when asked how she slept. RN’s conduct left the scanned Ambien unaccounted for. Furthermore, RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients. In addition, RN’s conduct was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy and placed them in violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). Furthermore, RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and the patient of the cost of the medication.
The above actions constitute 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),(6)(A),(6)(H),(10)(B),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
However, without hiring an experienced nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board Of Nursing found the RN guilty, and her license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was revoked.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN / LVN nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.