Serious offenses are one of the cases that a right nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied over the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, an RN in San Antonio failed to do so.
On or about February 10, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in San Antonio, Texas, the RN submitted a fraudulent Visit Note Report for skilled nursing care she did not perform for a patient.
Additionally, the RN forged the patient’s signature on the Visit Note. Her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to her for hours not actually worked. Additionally, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response to accusations against her, the RN states she had a scheduled visit for the patient, and the orienting nurse completed the necessary documentation on her device. She further states she reviewed the entire medical record, clinical note, and other visit notes and accidently hit the submit button instead of the cancel button.
The RN states she later requested the visit be deleted from the record, as the visit did not occur. She states she did not intentionally submit a fraudulent visit, and believes it was a mistake on her part for allowing herself to become overwhelmed with responsibilities.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
Serious offenses may compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
The Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.