Any accusations of professional misconduct should never be taken lightly. Even if you are certain that you have done nothing to such allegations. You might end up leaving unprepared to answer questions which could in turn lead to you being deemed culpable. Do not face the charges alone and hire a nurse attorney for your defense.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Director of Nursing at a hospital in San Angelo, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eight (8) months.
On or about February 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN allowed a Licensed Vocational Nurse for whom she was administratively responsible, to perform comprehensive nursing assessments for home health recertification, which is beyond the scope of practice for a Licensed Vocational Nurse. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients from clinical decisions based on assessments performed by Licensed Vocational Nurses who lacked the education to perform comprehensive assessments.
On or about February 201 9, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN allowed a Registered Nurse, for whom she was administratively responsible, to document and sign comprehensive assessments for home health recertification, which was actually completed by a Licensed Vocational Nurse. The RN’s conduct created fraudulent medical records.
In response to the incidents, the RN states due to a lack of Registered Nurses in the area, there was only herself and one (1) other Registered Nurse to perform comprehensive assessments for home health recertification for twenty (20) patients. In addition, the RN states she was being pressured by the administration to complete the recertification assessments so that patients and money would not be lost, and the administrator was aware that Licensed Vocational Nurses were performing the assessments instead of Registered Nurses.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action.
The accusation 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)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.