It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about November 3, 2019, through January 19, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Irving, Texas, LVN completed and submitted skilled nurse visit notes for five (5) visits he did not make to a patient. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would have inaccurate information on which to base their decisions in administering care.
Another incident happened on or about April 1, 2020, through May 20, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Irving, Texas, LVN violated professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship in that he admitted he gave money to the mother of a patient in exchange for the mother allowing him to miss visits he documented but did not complete. LVN’s conduct was fraudulent and could have harmed the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate documentation on which to base their decisions to administer further care.
In response to the above incidents, LVN states he would never deliberately turn in nursing notes for visits he did not make. He explains some notes were sent back to him on his computer which he would then complete from his notebook notes from the very last visit. Furthermore, LVN states he felt coerced by the patient’s mother. He states he was going through a lot of personal turmoil but can’t blame what he did or agreed to do on anybody else.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(J)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(D)&(6)(H).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
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