Any nurse who faces any cases they wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they never committed.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eight (8) months.
On or about March 12, 2019, through April 23, 2019, the RN falsely documented nursing notes in the medical record of the patient for seven (7) visits that were not made in that the patient was hospitalized during this time. In addition, the RN admitted to falsely documenting the notes. The RN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to the Respondent for hours not actually worked. In addition, the RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In regards to the incident that happened, the RN states that on May 3, 2019, she was informed that the patient had been hospitalized by the facility. The RN states that this was the first time she was informed the patient was not at the facility. The RN states she obtained information on the patient from the facility staff verbally, including vital signs. The RN states she was doing as she was trained by the Senior Allegiance and the Director of Nursing was aware she did not always see the patient in person. The RN states she informed the Director of Nursing of the hospitalization to report the issue of billing, not as an admission of false documentation.
However, her defense was too weak because of the failure to hire an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her side. Because of this, the LVN has been subjected to discipline and may receive further sanctions if the RN will not comply.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679