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Accurate documentation of health information has a huge impact on a patient’s recovery. But if an RN, improperly executes such a task in nursing care, the Board may put the RN into disciplinary action with suspension or revocation of license. If this happens, it is better to seek help from a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney will be your line of defense when it comes to dealing with any nurse case.

At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years.

The incident happened on or about January 17, 2019, through February 18, 2019, the RN documented that she provided nursing care, including full assessments and hourly narratives, for pediatric Patient MW continuously for twenty-four (24) hours a day. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record.

In response to the incident, the RN states that the Administrator misunderstood Medicaid’s regulations and the preauthorization for the patient to receive 24/7 care. The RN states that in January 2019 and February 2019, she took care of the patient based on the facility’s already implemented practice of 24-hour shifts. The RN also states that she believed that Medicaid knew she was providing 24-hour care and that it was approved. The RN states she now recognizes her misunderstanding of the Medicaid pre-authorization. Then she adds that no harm came to the patient and she has never been disciplined by the Board.

As a conclusion to the actions made by the RN, wherein the information had produced the evidence which is sufficient and are the basis to the decision made by the Board. As she failed to hire a nurse lawyer to fully defend her case and had led to this decision of the Board.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.