In nursing care, nurse visits and a complete and accurate medical record, in a timely manner, brings positive outcomes on the health improvement of a patient. Failure to timely document with incorrect and inaccurate health information of a patient means poor outcome. This shows that accurate documentation of health information has a huge impact on a patient’s recovery. However, if an RN improperly executed such a task in nursing care, the Board may put the RN into disciplinary action with suspension or revocation of license. If this happens, it is better to seek help from an expert nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Mesquite, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately three (3) years and two (2) months.
On or about January 19, 2020, and January 20, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Mesquite, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care for the patient, RN submitted inaccurate nursing documentation for a home health visit and admitted he signed the patient care giver’s name. RN’s conduct was deceptive and created an inaccurate medical record.
In response, RN states he clicked the chart for what he thought was Sunday, January 20, 2020, and fully documented his shift. Being that he and the parent of the patient were very busy completing care, he made the mistake of signing for the parent upon submitting that chart. RN explains that he made the error of documenting his full shift that he thought was on Sunday on Saturday’s chart. RN claims the act of signing for the parent was an act he’s extremely embarrassed about. his judgement was clouded and there’s no excuse. RN states he deeply regrets his decision, and he will do everything it takes to continue his nursing practice with an unencumbered license.
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)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(1)(C), (6)(A)&(6)(H).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his 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 his 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. Texas 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.