False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges but failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s doom for their license already. However, that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a home care health services provider in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about July 8, 2020, while employed as an RN with a home care health services provider in Houston, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN falsely documented a skilled nursing visit note for a patient in that she did not actually see the patient. Additionally, RN asked the patient’s 12-year-old daughter to sign the nursing visit note. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate information to base their decisions for further care.
- RN failed to perform a skilled nursing visit for the above-mentioned patient, as scheduled. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from lack of appropriate nursing care.
In response, RN states that despite the allegations against her, she did perform a skilled nursing visit for the above-mentioned patient on July 8, 2020. The medical records show that she was located at the patient’s home at 10:37 when the signature was obtained. RN was at the house of the patient for forty (40) minutes performing the skilled nursing visit as evidenced by the time the visit started on the signature page. The electronic medical records used by the health care provider electronically document where the RN was at the time the documentation occurred. The health care provider’s electronic medical records document that RN was at the patient’s house at the time the medical records were documented. RN shows that she completed the skilled nursing visit as scheduled and properly documented the skilled nursing visit. At no time was the patient in any harm nor was he likely to suffer injury. The patient received the appropriate level of care in the skilled nursing visit which took place July 8, 2020.
The above actions constitute 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)(A),(1)(B), (1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.