It is a nurse’s duty to ensure patients are getting the proper treatment they need in a timely manner. They should also follow the physician’s order and no order should be missed. A missed order could harm a patient. Some RNs tend to miss orders and result in unnecessary harm to a patient. If this happens, an RN should be prepared in case he or she will be summoned by the Board for such conduct. An RN can hire a nurse attorney for this matter.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Richardson, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) years and three (3) months.
It was on or about February 12, 20 19, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and assigned to a patient, the LVN failed to follow the physician’s plan of care in that she failed to visit the patient as ordered by the physician. During her shift, the patient quit breathing and later passed away. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that failure to follow the physician’s plan of care could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about February 12, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and assigned to the same patient, the LVN falsely documented skilled nursing notes when she did not conduct the visit. The LVN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to the LVN for hours not actually worked. In addition, the LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response, the LVN admits to not being at the home when she was scheduled and falsely documenting the visit. The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE.
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty regarding the matter. Her nursing license was subjected to disciplinary action. This may result in a bad outcome for the reason that she did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 200 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.