The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as an RN or LVN to falsifying of documents is a criminal act that any nurse should never commit.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.
On or about June 11, 2018, the RN falsified documentation of a patient, in that she forged a doctor’s signature on a Statement of Medical Necessity Form. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to deceive the facility. In addition, Respondent’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care sivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
On or about June 27, 2018, the RN falsified documentation of a patient, in that she forged the mother’s signature on a consent form. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to deceive the facility. In addition, the RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response, the RN admits to being in a rush to complete documentation before leaving for an extended period of tune for a personal surgery. She stated she began to hurriedly do paperwork and rush to get things done. She states she understands that signing the doctor’s name on the Statement of Medical Necessity Form and the mother’s signature was a severe lapse on her part.
The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the RN to defend against the accusation. However, she failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her RN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again but for further investigation, the RN may also face further sanctions due to her actions.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
The case would have yielded a different result if the RN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.