Any licensed nurse whether an RN or an LVN can be or may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or RN finds herself in a situation that endangers his/her license and career, he/she will need to find the best nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it will be the only chance to protect a nursing license. Otherwise, the Board of Nursing may discipline an RN/LVN if ever found guilty of any violation.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about November 10, 2017, while employed as an LVN and was assigned to provide skilled nursing to a patient, the LVN submitted documentation for a visit he did not perform, in that the patient was hospitalized at the time of the documented visit. Additionally, the LVN falsified the signature of the patient to acknowledge the visit he did not perform. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to the LVN for hours not actually worked. In addition, The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.
As a response to the incident, the LVN states that the patient informed him he was out running errands and would be home shortly. The LVN states he initiated the patient visit, filling in answers to questions about the patient he already knew while waiting for the patient to return.
Therefore, as a result, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to subject the RN and his license to disciplinary actions and further sanctions may apply if the Board may see fit to the violations the LVN committed. Charges may also be filed against the LVN due to falsifying documents. Such a case could be resolved if he should have contacted a reliable nurse attorney in order to receive assistance regarding the case.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced nurse attorney. Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.