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Maintaining accuracy and integrity in medical documentation is a cornerstone of ethical nursing practice, ensuring transparency and trust in patient care. However, on or about August 11, 2021, an LVN faced serious allegations related to falsifying Treatment Administration Records for multiple patients. In the face of such allegations, seeking legal guidance becomes imperative for nurses, and a nurse attorney can offer invaluable support. Nurse attorneys are well-versed in the legal intricacies surrounding incidents of this nature and play a pivotal role in conducting a thorough evaluation of the situation.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Lewisville, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.

On or about August 11, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Lewisville, Texas, LVN was accused of the following:

  1. LVN falsely documented on the Treatment Administration Records for multiple patients that she provided wound care a total of sixty-seven (67) times during her shifts. Further, video surveillance showed LVN did not provide the wound care treatments that she documented. LVN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation for further care.
  2. LVN refused to assist a fellow associate in providing wound care to a patient. Additionally, LVN falsely documented that she provided wound care to the aforementioned patient. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation for further care.

Without consulting first with a nurse attorney, LVN responded to the above incidents and stated that she signed off on other nurses performing treatments without following up and verifying that the treatments were completed and that this was a misjudgment on her part.

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

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 500 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 17 years.