Falsifying documents, information, or any records is a criminal offense and could put you behind bars. For nurses to do such offenses, their career and nursing license will be put in danger. If you will be accused and charged with such a case, the Texas Board of Nursing will summon you and subject you to disciplinary action or even worse than that, which is license revocation. But a nurse attorney on the other hand can help you get through such a situation.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
An incident happened on or about June 28, 2020, the RN falsely documented a visit she did not complete for a patient in that the patient had been admitted inpatient on June 18, 2020, and was not discharged from inpatient until July 1, 2020. Additionally, the RN falsified the patient’s signature. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response, the RN states this was an isolated and unintentional mistake with a low risk of harm. The RN states she mistakenly charted on a previous visit and the incorrect documentation was identified before any other caregiver could have relied on that documentation.
After the incident, formal charges were filed against the RN. As a result in regards to the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN to disciplinary action. The RN had failed to hire a nurse attorney as her legal counsel for the case which leads to the decision of the Board.
Always remember that a nurse attorney is fully equipped with what is needed to be done to help an RN like you during such a case. Never hesitate to seek help and if you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.