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There are instances where a nurse attorney can be very useful whenever an RN or an LVN faced criminal charges, complaints, or any accusations. Patients tend to file complaints immediately whenever they experience poorly regarding patient care during treatment. But any RN or LVN can defend themselves when such a thing happens.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a hospital in Huntsville, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.

On or about June 15, 2019, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner, the RN inappropriately documented “Passive Aggressive Personality” as a billable medical diagnosis in the medical record of the patient, without an assessment performed to appropriately diagnose a personality disorder. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.

In response to the incident, the RN states that the patient spent an extraordinary amount of time in the bathroom and was unable to give a urine sample when she came in with reports of urinary discomfort and requested specific antibiotics. The RN states that while she was out of the exam room, the RN was notified by the front office staff that the patient had called the corporate office to complain about her and it was at that time that she realized how upset the patient was by that morning’s events. The RN states that her intention in listing “Passive Aggressive Personality” was to use it as a description to a consideration that alludes to a greater diagnosis that could be made by the patient’s primary care physician or a psychiatric professional. The RN states that the patient never confronted her directly which is by definition passive-aggressive behavior, and she feels that is it her professional responsibility to demonstrate that she can communicate directly.

As a result, of the RN’s conduct, the RN will be facing disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing and may receive further sanctions. The evidence received is sufficient to prove that there is a violation(s) and is cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10) & (13).

This is why you should seek and hire a nurse attorney who has the experience and expertise for many years like Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, as you can assure that you will never lose your license. To contact Nurse Attorney Yong, you may dial (832)-428-5679 and discuss further details.