False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges but failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already although there is still hope.
On or about November 19, 2020, and November 20, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Killeen, Texas, LVN was accused of the following:
- LVN falsely documented that she administered Latanoprost eye drops to a patient at 2130 and 2110, respectively. A pharmacy audit revealed that the patient did not have the eye drops in her medication bin on November 20, 2020, and the box of drops was discovered to be sealed and unopened on November 21, 2020. LVN’s conduct was deceptive and created an inaccurate medical record.
- LVN failed to administer Latanoprost eye drops to a patient, as ordered by the physician. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failing to administer eye drops as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the above incidents, regarding the eye drops, LVN states the Pyxis did not have the patient’s eye drops available. LVN further states that she was told in the report that the patient had eye drops at the bedside.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H)&(10)(B).
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.