If you have been reported and have received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, seeking and hiring a nurse attorney is the solution for that. Such matter can be handled by a nurse attorney. Nurses around the world should know ways how to defend themselves in case a scenario happens. This should be the first thing to do for an RN or an LVN before facing the case they are in.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for less than one (1) month.
It was on or about June 19, 2018, through December 12, 2018, the LVN inappropriately accessed the electronic medical records of six patients on multiple occasions, without authorization, and without a medical necessity. The LVN’s conduct was in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
And on or about November 21, 2018, the LVN inappropriately accessed the electronic medical record of a co-worker patient without authorization and without a medical necessity. The LVN’s conduct was in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
In response to the incidents, the LVN states it was standard practice for all employees to access patient charts for reasons such as helping each other with documentation and learning new controls and functions in the electronic health records system. The LVN states he was never counseled for the violations and states other employees accessed patient records even though they were not providing medical care. The LVN states the facility continuously violated patient confidentiality with no consequences to other employees and he believes his termination was based on retaliation.
Due to the above-mentioned incidents, the LVN was subjected to disciplinary action by the Board. The LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney for her case and now facing the consequence of her actions.
If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.