Effective communication and meticulous documentation are cornerstone practices in the field of nursing, ensuring continuity of care and accurate record-keeping. Nurses are entrusted with the responsibility of capturing essential patient information, treatments, and interventions to facilitate well-coordinated and high-quality healthcare services. However, there are instances where lapses in completing and submitting nursing notes and paperwork can give rise to concerns about a nurse’s commitment to professional standards and the quality of care provided. Navigating such allegations necessitates a thorough understanding of nursing documentation standards, legal obligations, and ethical considerations. To ensure a comprehensive assessment of the situation and to uphold the standards of nursing professionalism, seeking the expertise of a nurse attorney can be invaluable. A nurse attorney can provide essential guidance to address the allegations, navigate potential legal complexities, and safeguard the nurse’s rights.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately one (1) month.
On or about August 25, 2020, through October 6, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Tyler, Texas, LVN failed to complete and/or submit nursing notes and paperwork for multiple patients. LVN’s conduct created incomplete medical records and deprived the physician of vital information which would be required to institute necessary medical interventions for the patients.
In response, LVN’s attorney states: “It is the contention of the LVN that the notes she submitted were flagged by her employer. When asked that the notes be released, the notes appeared blank.”
The above actions constitute 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)(B), (1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.