Documentations have been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error. Let us examine the case of an LVN from Odessa, Texas.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a healthcare services provider in Odessa, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about September 21, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a healthcare services provider in Odessa, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, LVN inappropriately submitted a flowsheet reflecting nursing care rendered on September 20, 2020, which was the same flowsheet she submitted to reflect nursing care rendered on September 17, 2020, after leaving the correct flow sheet at the patient’s home. After the facility noted that the date and time were altered, LVN submitted another flowsheet for September 20, 2020, that was significantly different from her first one. LVN’s conduct was deceiving and resulted in an inaccurate medical record.
In response, LVN admits that she did use a piece of paper on the 9/17 note to represent the 9/20 note for date and time accountability, as she had left the correct note at the patient’s home and wanted credit for submitting on time.
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)(A),(1)(B), (1)(C),(4)&(6)(H).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN 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.