Nursing documentation must provide an accurate, complete, and honest account of the events that occurred, and medications administered to the patient. Any false or tampered information can lead to a disciplinary action from the board, suspension or worst revocation of RN/LVN license. If this happens, you need to seek the right nurse attorney to defend your case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare service provider in Pharr, Texas, and had been in this position for seven (7) months.
On or about January 22, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare service provider in Pharr, Texas, LVN falsified documentation of the times she performed a skilled nurse visit for a patient in that she documented a skilled nurse visit from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. when LVN actually left the patient’s home at noon. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to harm the patient if the patient was deprived of skilled nursing care as scheduled. In addition, subsequent caregivers would have relied on her documentation while providing further care to the patient. LVN’s conduct may have defrauded the insurance carrier of fees for services not provided.
On or about February 12, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare service provider in Pharr, Texas, LVN submitted falsified documentation of a skilled nurse visit for the aforementioned patient in that LVN did not perform the visit as documented. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient from failure to provide skilled nursing interventions as needed and ordered by the physician.
In response, LVN denies ever leaving her assignment early. Additionally, LVN states that another nurse covered the shift for her as they had traded shifts earlier, and that the other nurse gave a report of the patient’s condition and vital signs to LVN, which was the information documented by the LVN.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(6)(A).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN 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.