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 doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Harlingen, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
On or about September 16, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care for a patient, LVN submitted a falsified nursing note for a home visit she had not made. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record.
In response, LVN states she did see the patient on the 17th, but misdated the note that she turned in. LVN realizes that this is not proper nursing, but it was a mistake. LVN states she made an error in the date of the visit. LVN states she had been working long hours since March and had told the scheduling staff that she needed a break and could not continue seeing patients at the rate she was. According to LVN, she was told that there was no one else who could see the patients and that every field staff member’s schedule looked like hers. LVN regrets making this mistake.
The above action constitutes 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B), (6)(A)&(6)(H).
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.