There are manly checkpoints to ensure that the quality of healthcare provided to patients in the state of Texas is ethical and meets certain standards of care. For Texas nurses, the Texas board is nursing regulates minimum standards for practicing nursing and nursing education. It is also responsible for conducting investigations of complaints against nurses.
In June of 2015, a nurse that was employed at a medical facility in Fort Worth, Texas inaccurately documented start times on the skilled nursing flowsheets. As the result, the nurse’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to defraud the medical facility of money paid to the nurse for hours that were actually not worked.
Furthermore, in June of 2015, the nurse submitted falsified skilled nursing flowsheets and documented vital signs for a patient during a time that he was not with the patient.
The nurse’s conduct was deceptive in nature, created inaccurate medical records, and was likely to defraud the medical center for receiving pay for hours that were actually not worked or an inaccurate representation of the truth. Furthermore, the nurse’s inaccurate records put the patient at risk as nurses from the next shifts would rely on those records to properly care for the patient.
As a result, this nurse faced penalties including revocation of nursing license and fines. Could the outcome have been different if the nurse consulted an experienced Fort Worth nurse attorney? It is difficult to say, however, it is never a good idea to defend yourself against the Texas BON without consulting an experienced nurse attorney who can guide you and has experience handling cases similar to yours.
Consult a Savvy Fort Worth Nurse Attorney Today
If you are facing disciplinary action by the Texas BON or suspect that charges could be coming because you have taken part in unethical practices; do not wait until it is too late to protect your career and nurse license
Fort Worth nurse attorney Yong J. An has handled several dozens of cases involving the Texas BON all over Texas including: Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. You can contact him 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679.