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The critical responsibilities of registered nurses in providing high-quality care are to maintain accurate and timely documentation and to follow the prescribed patient visit schedule. However, there have been unfortunate cases where these professional standards have not been respected, compromising patient safety and raising concerns about the conduct of registered nurses. Such conduct may have serious consequences, leading to errors in the patient’s medical record and potentially endangering his or her health by delaying necessary interventions. A skilled nurse defense attorney can provide essential assistance to nurses in these difficult cases, helping them during the investigation process and working towards a just resolution while ensuring their rights throughout the procedure.  

The initial incident happened on or about the 26th of June and on the 3rd of July, 2020. The said RN was employed as a home health service provider in Fort Worth, Texas, and had been in that position for Five (5) months. As an RN with the said responsibility, she had failed to make scheduled visits to the patient as ordered. Moreover, the RN submitted falsified nursing visit documentation for those visits she did not actually make. Subsequently, the RN admitted to her employer that she had not seen the patient in over a month. The RN’s behavior resulted in an inaccurate medical record and could have caused changes in the patient’s condition to go undetected and untreated. In response, the RN stated that the visits were completed as tele-visits.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action per Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code and are a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

Consequently, her license to practice nursing has been placed under disciplinary proceedings by the Texas Board of Nursing. It’s unfortunate that she didn’t seek assistance from a skilled Texas nurse attorney, considering that she had every right to defend herself in the first place. If she had sought legal advice from a Texas nurse’s lawyer, her defense would have been better.

So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He has been an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 18 years and represented over 600 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or more queries. We are available 24/7. Secure your license with us now!