Falsifying documents, information, or any records is a criminal offense and could put you behind bars. For nurses to do such criminal offenses, their career and nursing license will be put at risk. If you will be charged with such cases, the Texas Board of Nursing will summon you and subject you to disciplinary action or even worse than that, 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 Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
It was on or about August 7, 2019, the RN falsified the palliative performance scale (PPS) score and mid-arm circumference (MAC) measurement for a patient on her Recertification Visit Note. The RN’s conduct was deceptive, created an inaccurate medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information to base their decisions for future care.
In response, the RN admits to the conduct and states that the morning of the incident; a face-to-face conversation took place that led her to believe she would be relieved of duty if the patient did not remain on the company roster. The RN states that she was afraid for her job and concerned for her ability to provide for her family so she changed the PPS/MAC numbers.
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.