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Accurate medical documentation is the bedrock of quality patient care, providing a reliable record of the treatments and attention received. However, an LVN’s act of falsifying nursing care records can have far-reaching implications for the patient’s care and future treatment. In such cases, a nurse attorney can be an essential resource by evaluating the situation’s legal and ethical aspects, helping rectify the documentation errors, and working with healthcare facilities to improve accuracy in patient records, thus ensuring the provision of reliable and quality care.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home health care provider in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and two (2) months.

On or about October 16, 2021, while employed as an LVN with a home health care provider in Arlington, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care for a patient, LVN falsely documented nursing care provided to the patient when she was not in the patient’s home. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record.

In response to the above incident, LVN admits to the charge and states she has no excuse except for exhaustion at the time. According to LVN, she has regretted it every single minute since then. LVN states she is currently employed at a nursing facility and would hate to lose the opportunity to take care of the residents that she has grown to love so much. LVN adds she wants to grow old taking care of these people.

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)(B),(1)(C), (6)(A)&(6)(H).

A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the LVN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 500 nurse cases for the past 17 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.