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Integrity and adherence to ethical standards are fundamental pillars of nursing practice, especially when it comes to accurately documenting medical procedures and vaccinations. Instances of falsifying healthcare records can undermine patient safety, compromise the trust between healthcare professionals, and raise serious concerns about the nurse’s conduct. When faced with allegations related to falsification of healthcare records, seeking the assistance of a nurse attorney can be instrumental in navigating the legal complexities, safeguarding the nurse’s rights, and ensuring a fair and unbiased resolution of the matter.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at an assisted living facility in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and nine (9) months.

On or about December 21, 2020, while employed as an RN at an assisted living facility in McAllen, Texas, RN falsified a Hepatitis vaccine for a co-worker. Specifically, RN falsified the date of service and the lot number on her co-worker’s vaccination card. RN’s conduct was deceptive and created an inaccurate employee record.

In response, RN states she did sign the employee’s shot record. RN states the employee asked her to sign off on her Hepatitis vaccine as she was going to get another shot in the series. RN states she remembers asking the employee when she felt she would have received the vaccination and if she had any proof. RN states she asked her Director of Nursing at the time about how to sign off on the employee’s shot record. RN states her Director of Nursing told her to, “just sign it and use a lot number from another person’s shot record.”

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

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN 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 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.