Adherence to professional standards and transparency in one’s professional credentials are of utmost importance in maintaining the integrity of the nursing profession. The provision of accurate and valid documentation, especially in matters related to professional liability insurance coverage, is essential to ensure trust and accountability within the healthcare community. However, instances where falsified documents are presented can raise significant concerns about a nurse’s commitment to ethical conduct and compliance with professional norms. To navigate these complex legal matters and safeguard the nurse’s rights, seeking the assistance of a nurse attorney can be crucial in ensuring a fair evaluation of the situation while upholding the integrity of the nursing profession.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a healthcare facility in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in this position for less than one (1) month.
On or about May 13, 2020, while employed as an RN at a healthcare facility in San Antonio, Texas, RN provided falsified documents needed to verify his professional liability insurance coverage. RN’s professional liability insurance policy was cancelled in October 2018 by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for undisclosed reasons. RN’s conduct deceived his employer and the public, and resulted in an inaccurate, fraudulent employee personnel record.
In response, RN admits that he twice altered the dates on his malpractice insurance cards. He states he unintentionally let his malpractice insurance lapse and forgot to renew it. During that time, RN states he had a family member diagnosed with a terminal illness which required trips to Phoenix, Arizona. When it came time to be credentialed at the healthcare facility in San Antonio, Texas, RN states he altered the expiration date on his old malpractice card and sent it to the hospital credentialing committee.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B), (6)(A),(6)(H) &(6)(I).
However, without valid evidence to defend his side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help him with his 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.