Malpractices have been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
One such incident occurred on or about October 23, 2018, to an RN in Odessa, Texas. Before the initial time of the incident, she was employed in a medical facility in Odessa and had been in that position for nine months.
During the said period of time, the RN submitted falsified documentation for a patient, in that she altered the dates and signatures on a document for medical supply reimbursement. Additionally, when questioned by staff, she admitted to altering the document. Her conduct was likely to deceive the hospital
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
In response to the accusations against her, the RN admits to “whiting out” the signatures and dates for the patient in order to properly submit the documentation for reimbursement. She was made aware of the white-out a mistake by the quality measures nurse and was advised on how to properly submit the proper paperwork.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to 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 actually 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. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.