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The responsibilities of a nurse extend beyond direct patient care to include accurate documentation and timely communication of critical information to the healthcare team. In instances where nurses find themselves entangled in allegations of inaccurate documentation and failure to report critical information, the guidance and expertise of a nurse attorney are paramount. Nurse attorneys advocate for the nurse’s rights throughout the investigation and legal proceedings, ensuring fair treatment and effective representation.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Mesquite, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years.

On or about November 23, 2021, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Mesquite, Texas, RN failed to report and notify the physician of a positive Coombs Test result for a newborn patient. Additionally, RN falsely documented on the patient’s Kardex that the result was negative. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and deprived the patient of medical interventions needed to prevent complications.

RN did not consult with a nurse attorney on how to respond appropriately to the allegations against her. RN responded to the above incident and stated that after discussing the test results with the provider, she corrected the Kardex and made a report. 

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),(1)(P)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H),(10)(C)&(11)(B).

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.

Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.