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Timely and accurate documentation is a critical aspect of nursing practice, especially in hospice care settings where comprehensive records are essential for providing high-quality care to patients and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. However, instances of inadequate and delayed documentation can lead to concerns about patient care and raise questions about a nurse’s adherence to professional responsibilities. Such lapses in documentation can hinder effective patient care coordination and may lead to potential gaps in the continuity of care. To address these issues and protect the RN’s rights, a nurse attorney can offer invaluable legal assistance, helping the RN navigate through any investigations or inquiries while ensuring a fair resolution and safeguarding the nurse’s professional standing.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a hospice care provider in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately three (3) years.

On or about December 11, 2020, through February 20, 2021, while employed as an RN with a hospice care provider in El Paso, Texas, RN failed to submit skilled nursing notes and aide supervisory visit notes in a timely manner. RN’s conduct deprived subsequent caregivers of accurate information for which may be used to base their decisions for further care.

In response, RN states documentation was not completed in a timely manner due to unforeseen circumstances with her elderly parents and her own health.

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

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an 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 or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.