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In the realm of healthcare, LVNs hold a vital position in delivering skilled and compassionate care to patients. However, there are instances where the actions of an LVN may come under scrutiny, leading to serious allegations that can jeopardize their professional integrity and career. In times of such grave allegations, where an LVN’s reputation, livelihood, and professional future hang in the balance, the expertise of a nurse attorney becomes essential. A nurse attorney possesses a unique blend of legal acumen and in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry, which empowers them to adeptly handle the intricacies of such cases.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed an LVN at a healthcare facility in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) years and five (5) months.

On or about January 5, 2021, through April 19, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a healthcare facility in Allen, Texas, and while assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, LVN completed and submitted fraudulent nursing visit notes for visits she did not actually make. Additionally, LVN submitted fraudulent timesheets for hours she did not work. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to the LVN for hours not actually worked. In addition, LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation for further care.

In response, LVN states she had been having issues with the company’s new tablet and software, so she continued to use the old one until the company informed her to stop using the old one and finish documents on paper. LVN states she needed to come into the office for training but was subsequently suspended. LVN states she was informed that the patient’s father called and reported that she had not been coming into work, however, LVN states she believes this is a lie. LVN states she thought that the tablet was supposed to go wherever she went with the patient.

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)(D)&(2) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her 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. 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.