Being an RN is a privilege to have. But becoming an RN or an LVN was never easy. So, if an RN is having trouble at work and has violated protocol that they did not wish to commit, a nurse attorney is always there to help. A nurse attorney can be your form of defense against accusations and complaints.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Laredo, Texas, and had been in this position for one (1) month.
It was on or about September 23, 2009, while employed as a registered nurse, the RN initiated home health services for three patients without a valid physician’s order. Additionally, the RN falsely documented home health admission notes for said patients. The RN’s conduct was deceptive and was likely to defraud the Medicaid Program of payment for unauthorized visits.
In response, the RN states that she had been given the admit packages from Basic Home Health and was given a list of patients to be admitted throughout the week, for the patients. She had never had a problem with getting the written admit orders after the verbal orders were given; the agency’s liaison person and/or the agency itself would receive the written order. She states that she had routinely proceeded on verbal orders, awaiting written orders that were sent via facsimile or returned via hand delivery by the liaison person and there had never been a problem with this practice. As this was the practice with home health agencies throughout the state, it did not strike her as unusual. She never falsely documented any of the admissions paperwork regarding the three patients or regarding any other patients.
This incident resulted in RN’s disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing The case would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney if the RN had hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.