False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges but failed to hire a Laredo nurse attorney just because they thought it’s 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, she was employed as an RN with a home health care services provider in Laredo, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and seven (7) months.
On or about August 16, 2018, and August 24, 2018, respectively, while employed as an RN with a home health care services provider in Laredo, Texas, RN documented a recertification visit and a subsequent skilled nurse visit for a patient that was not made, as the patient was hospitalized during these times. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response, RN states that the documented visits were made, however, she inadvertently entered into the wrong patient’s chart. When the RN and her supervisor discovered the error, the documentation was corrected and the RN states she was told there was nothing more she needed to do. At the time, RN had been working above standard productivity levels and also dealing with significant family discord, which led to her accidentally selecting the wrong patient from her electronic list when performing the visits.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
Because the RN failed to properly present her case before the Texas Board of Nursing, the Texas BON decided to subject her RN license to disciplinary action.
If you’re facing a case such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a Laredo nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Laredo Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse BON license cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.