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The integrity of healthcare documentation is paramount, ensuring accurate representation of patient care and aiding in the provision of timely and appropriate interventions. In moments of legal scrutiny and professional challenges, a nurse attorney plays a crucial role in safeguarding the interests of nurses. For the RN involved in this case, seeking the assistance of a nurse attorney becomes essential for mounting a robust defense. A nurse attorney serves as an advocate, working to protect the nurse’s professional standing and ensuring fair treatment throughout any investigative or disciplinary processes.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a correctional facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and six (6) months.

On or about October 1, 2021, while employed as an RN at a correctional facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, RN falsely documented completely assessing a patient by documenting peak flow results that were from a previous encounter and facility. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care.

In response, RN states, “I documented that I did a peak flow on a detainee that we had coming into the facility. Per our Physician, we can use vital signs, peak flows, etc. as long as they are within 24 hours. I used the detainee’s peak flows that were taken when he left his previous facility roughly 11 hours prior.”

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(14) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(B),(1)(C),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the RN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 500 nurse cases for the past 17 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.