Holding an RN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against RN, the Board will have authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases.
In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of an RN license attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
In one case, while employed in a Children’s Home Care and on assignment at the home of her patient, the RN falsely documented skilled care, treatments, and assessments in the patient’s clinical record through 7:00 p.m., although she left the residence around 4:00 p.m. at the request of the patient’s mother. This led to an inaccurate medical record.
On or about October 20, 2015, while employed in the same homecare, and on assignment at the home of her patient, the RN falsely documented skilled care, treatments, and assessments through 7:00 p.m., although she left the residence at 6:05 pm.
The RN explains that on October 13, 2015, she left at 4: 15 p.m. at the request of the patient’s mother and advised her supervisor of same the next day. She states that she had intentions to redo her time sheet to reflect the correct time that she left the patient’s house, but the timesheet was sent to the agency and there was no way to redo it. She also states that on October 20, 2015, the patient’s mother left to the store around 6:05 pm and took the patient with her.
The RN defends that the patient’s mother informed her that she could not be left alone at her house, therefore she left. She felt it was safe to document an hour ahead. She states that she just moved to Texas as a single mother and was concerned that she would lose her job if the patient’s mother became annoyed that she did not leave when told.
The RN’s conduct constitutes a violation of the Texas Occupations Code. As a result, her RN license was disciplined and suspended.
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