In nursing care, a complete and accurate medical record, in a timely manner, brings positive outcomes on the health improvement of a patient. Failure to timely document with incorrect and inaccurate health information of a patient means poor outcome. This shows that accurate documentation of health information has a huge impact on a patient’s recovery. But if an RN, improperly executed such a task in nursing care, the Board may put the RN into disciplinary action with suspension or revocation of license. If this happens, it is better to seek help from a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with an in-home care services provider in Laredo, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about January 20, 2020, through January 26, 2020, while employed as an RN with an in-home care services provider in Laredo, Texas, RN accepted nursing assignments for patients but failed to submit documentation including pending corrections, patient discharges, re-certifications, and orders for seven (7) different patients. RN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response to the incident, RN states she was genuinely worried for her safety and could no longer visit her patients. She states she did make the visits, however, failed to submit the documentation for those visits. She states she was afraid and alone and the agency would not accommodate her request to be assigned to a Hospital. RN states she decided to leave her position with the agency without notice.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN / LVN license 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.