Falsifying documents is considered a criminal offense that is punishable by a fine or even jail time. It is also considered a medical malpractice case. An LVN involved in such a case could lose his/her license. Altering or tampering with medical records can be dangerous to the patients. But if an LVN is accused of doing such a crime, a nurse attorney is crucially needed.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home health care services provider in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) days.
On or about June 25, 2020, through June 30, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home health care services provider in Edinburg, Texas, LVN submitted falsified COVID-19 test results to her employer. Subsequently, when LVN was questioned by Management, she admitted that she never got tested, that she did not have COVID-19, and that she created the doctor’s note which was fake. LVN’s conduct was deceptive, demonstrated a lack of judgment, and represented herself in an unprofessional manner.
In response, LVN states she had to make a trip for one of her children as a small vacation. LVN states the trip had lasted longer than expected due to car issues and the father of her child. LVN states her action during this time was wrong. LVN states at that time, she made a quick poor decision and regretted it the whole time. LVN states she said she was tested and was positive (out of fear of losing her job), then she stated she was wrong and it was negative. LVN states she will take any consequences for her actions.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10) Texas Occupations Code and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(6)(H)&(6)(I).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the LVN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.