Medical Records should be documented with complete and accurate information of patients along with correct administered medications. Tampering or altering medical records is illegal and is a crime punishable with fines and jail time. By doing such, can mislead and can cause harm to patients. But if you are dealing with such accusations or complaints, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a pediatric home healthcare provider in Beaumont, Texas, and at the same time a PRN with another pediatric healthcare agency in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and six (6) months.
On or about February 9, 2016, through April 16, 2016, while employed as an LVN with a pediatric home healthcare provider in Beaumont, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing services/pediatric care for Patient A, and while employed with another healthcare provider in Beaumont, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing services/pediatric care for Patient B, LVN submitted fraudulent and falsified nursing visit flow sheets to both facilities in that she documented that she was at both patients’ homes at the same time. LVN’s conduct was deceptive and created inaccurate medical records.
In response, LVN states she worked full time at the first pediatric healthcare agency and a PRN (as needed) at the second pediatric healthcare agency. LVN states she mistakenly sent the wrong flow sheets to the wrong agency. LVN further states she changed her shift hours for a couple of months at the first agency to help the family and states she forgot to let the scheduler know. LVN states she mistakenly wrote the wrong times on her nurse’s notes.
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)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4)&(6)(A).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. 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 an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.