An allegation or complaint could be a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of such kind. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it was the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Odessa, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
Or about August 4, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN violated the privacy and confidentiality of patients in that she removed nursing notes from the facility. The RN’s conduct exposed the patients unnecessarily to a risk of harm from the use, accessing, or disclosure of the patients’ confidential medical information without the patients’ written authorization and placed the facility in violation of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
In response, the RN denies violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIP AA). She explained a patient incident that lead to a write-up, which she refused to sign. She states her next shift was canceled, which she found out about after arriving for the shift. She states it was that time she printed put forms so she could file safe harbor and requested a copy of her write-up. She states she did not agree with their decision to suspend her until a full investigation of the patient incident was. conducted. She states after being able to return to work, she began to write more detailed notes and 24-hour reports for her own documentation purposes. The RN states she was later contacted by her Director of Nursing to return all paperwork she had of any patients, to the facility. The RN states she did not have any documentation violating HIPAA and/or that she violated the privacy and confidentiality of the patient in any way. She states she did not remove any copies of patient information or medical records to take home with her.
The RN was given the chance to defend her license but she failed due to a lack of proper defense from a nurse attorney. Unfortunately, her license was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated lawyers who helped various LVNs in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.