The assistance of a nurse attorney is needed if you’re facing a case before the Texas Board of Nursing. Your defense can be strengthened further if you’re going to face the Board, even if your case is in multiple instances of failure to follow a procedure. There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular RN from Houston, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
An incident happened on or about December 7, 2017, through January 8, 2018, while employed at the hospital, the RN failed to complete and submit nursing documentation for seven (7) patient visits. The RN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records. In addition, The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.
In response to the incident, the RN denies the allegation and states he submitted all outstanding documentation before he left the facility. The RN states that the position required him to chart outside of working hours and he was not provided overtime. The RN states during his last week at the facility he was told he would not be assigned any more patients as he was afraid he would not be able to complete the documentation for his current patients but was assigned additional patients, so the RN refused to return to the office and completed his documentation at home.
The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the license and career of an RN or LVN. Therefore, based on the findings of the Board, the RN received disciplinary action to ensure further safety and accurate documentation as she works in the future. She should hire a nurse attorney for instances such as this.
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