Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about April 30, 2014, through September 25, 2014, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in El Paso, the RN failed to sign and review skilled nursing notes for twenty six patients assigned to her care, including ninety-nine nursing notes that required a signature in order to be considered complete for billing purposes. Her conduct resulted in incomplete medical records, and deprived the agency of money owed due to the inability to bill for visits made.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. During the hearing, the RN states that upon resignation from her previous employer, she completed and signed all her nursing visit notes in a timely manner. She states that notes that were called incomplete were actually notes that office staff at the agency made corrections on that did not coincide with the patients’ plans of care, and she did not feel comfortable putting her signature on something she did not write.
However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN. The Board stated that the RN should not do things which could exceed the limitations of nurse-patient relationship as well as false documentation of patient’s records.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse 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 nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579