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In nursing practice, timeliness and accuracy of documentation are crucial for the provision of quality healthcare to patients as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, particularly in hospice settings which require thorough record keeping. However, there can be concerns about patient care and questions regarding the compliance of nurses with their responsibilities in cases where documentation is not complete. Such discrepancies in documentation may hinder effective coordination of patient care and lead to possible gaps in the continuity of treatment. To address these issues and to protect the rights of registered nurses, a nurse defense attorney can offer invaluable legal assistance, assisting the nurse in any investigations or inquiries, while ensuring a fair resolution and the protection of the nurse’s professional reputation.

Scenario: RN Disciplined for Failure to Submit Skilled Nursing Notes on Time

On or about the 11th of December, through the 20th of February, 2021, while employed as an RN, who has been in the said field for approximately three (3) years, with a hospice care provider in El Paso, Texas, the RN failed to submit skilled nursing notes and aide supervisory visit notes promptly. The RN’s conduct deprived subsequent caregivers of accurate information which may be used to base their decisions for further care. 

In her defense, the RN stated that the documentation was not completed in a timely manner due to unforeseen circumstances with her elderly parents and her own health. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. This is when a nurse attorney’s role is vital for the defense against the possible laid accusations to the involved RN or LVN.

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Do not limit your understanding regarding the specific nursing laws and regulations, get prepared and allow a capable nurse attorney to equip you with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting one. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An has been an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 18 years and represented over 600 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.

Secure your license and consult us now.