Falsifying documents is considered a criminal offense which is punishable by a fine or even jail time. It is also considered a medical malpractice case. An RN involved in such a case could lose his/her license. Altering or tampering with medical records can be dangerous to the patients. However, if an RN is accused of doing such a crime, a nurse attorney is crucially needed.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a home health care services provider in Mission, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) days.
On or about May 3, 2020, through July 15, 2020, while employed as an RN with a home health care services provider in Mission, Texas, RN submitted falsified COVID-19 test results to her employer. Subsequently, when RN was questioned by Management, she admitted that she never got tested, that she did not have COVID-19, and that she created the doctor note which was fake. RN’s conduct was deceptive, demonstrated a lack of judgement and represented herself in an unprofessional manner.
In response, RN states she had to make a trip for one of her children as a small vacation. RN states the trip had lasted longer than expected due to car issues and the father of her child. RN states her action during this time was wrong. RN states at that time, she made a quick poor decision and regretted the whole time. RN states she said she was tested and was positive (out of fear of losing her job), then she stated she was wrong and it was negative. RN states she will take any consequences for her actions.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(6)(H)&(6)(I).
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.
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