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The diligence and commitment of nurses in fulfilling scheduled patient visits are fundamental to providing comprehensive care, especially in hospice settings. However, instances arise where RNs deviate from these responsibilities, impacting the accuracy and integrity of patient records. Such actions not only compromise the quality of patient care but also raise serious concerns about transparency and adherence to professional standards. In situations like this, the involvement of a nurse attorney is crucial for addressing the legal and ethical dimensions surrounding inaccurate documentation and ensuring accountability for maintaining the highest standards of patient care.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a hospice care provider in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.

On or about June 7, 2021, while employed as an RN with a hospice care provider in El Paso, Texas, RN was accused of the following:

  1. RN failed to complete a hospice visit for a patient, as scheduled by the facility, and as ordered by a physician. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from undetected changes in condition.
  2. RN falsely documented a home visit note, including a patient assessment, for the above mentioned patient. RN’s conduct was deceptive, created 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 seeking advice from a nurse attorney, RN stated that she mistakenly charted for the scheduled date as opposed to the actual date that one of the two scheduled visits took place.

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

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 500 nurse cases for the past 17 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.