In nursing care, nurse visits and a complete and accurate medical record, in a timely manner, brings positive outcomes on the health improvement of a patient. Failure to timely document with incorrect and inaccurate health information of a patient means poor outcome. This shows that accurate documentation of health information has a huge impact on a patient’s recovery. However, if an LVN improperly executed such a task in nursing care, the Board may put the LVN into disciplinary action with suspension or revocation of license. If this happens, it is better to seek help from an expert nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with an elderly home healthcare services provider in Tyler, Texas and had been in that position for less than one (1) month.
On or about January 14, 2020, while employed as an LVN with an elderly home healthcare services provider in Tyler, Texas, LVN failed to complete and submit skilled nursing visit notes on visits completed for five (5) different patients. LVN’s conduct resulted in incomplete medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent care givers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response, LVN states he worked for the elderly home healthcare services provider for one day. LVN states he visited three patients; however, at the end in his opinion none of the patients needed to be on services and he did not want to make false documentation. LVN states had he documented and submitted any of his findings; it would have been sent back for correction. LVN further states after that one day he resigned and responded the only way he knew, by not completing the notes.
The above action constitutes 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),(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his LVN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN 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.