Medical Records should be documented with complete and accurate information of patients along with correct administered medications. Tampering or altering medical records is illegal and is a crime punishable with fines and jail time. By doing such, it can mislead and can cause harm to patients. However, if you are dealing with such accusations or complaints, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about July 10, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, RN falsely documented a verbal order of Fentanyl for a patient in that the original order given was a one (1) time dose order and the order was documented at a frequency of every five (5) minutes as needed. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the patient from adverse reactions.
In response, RN states the patient required sedation, so while a nurse practitioner was giving a report to another nurse practitioner, they agreed on an order for Fentanyl and Midazolam for sedation. RN states the ordering nurse practitioner told RN the Fentanyl may be used to keep the patient sedated. RN states that the nurse practitioner who came onto the shift signed off on the order later. RN indicated she wanted to surrender her license to resolve this matter.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), 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)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H)&(10)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.