Nursing documentation must provide an accurate, complete, and honest account of the events that occurred, and medications administered to the patient. Any false or tampered information can lead to a disciplinary action from the board, suspension, or worst revocation of RN/LVN license. If this happens, you need to seek the right nurse attorney to defend your case.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) months.
On or about April 30, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and assigned to provide care to a patient, RN submitted a visit note that included inaccurately documented start and stop times, indications for PRN medications, and nebulizer treatments not performed because the mother and patient had left the home. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response, RN states on the date in question, the patient’s mom took the patient out at around 3pm and did not inform her if or when she would be back home. RN explains she waited for them in the home almost to the time she was scheduled to go home. RN states she later submitted her visit note and put down things she routinely does for the patient. RN states she recorded the time she left that day as the scheduled time she should have left which is 7pm. RN further states the office never told her to start a new note in the event the patient was gone for long hours, so most of the time, she would document “patient with mom.”
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)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12. (1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
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 license 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 license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.