A nurse in Texas decided to falsify documents as she got a bit greedy. The nurse forged signatures in an effort to collect pay for hours that she did not work; this mistake caused her to have her nursing license revoked and pay fines to the Texas Board of Nursing. Let’s take a closer look at her actions.
In July of 2016, a nurse who was employed as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) with a Healthcare facility in Texas submitted documentation for two skilled home nursing care visits that she did not perform. In both instances, during the time of documented visits, both patients were hospitalized. Therefore, it was impossible for these visits to have occurred. Furthermore, the nurse forged the signatures of the two patients. To fraudulently document skilled nursing care that she did not actually perform or provide.
The nurse’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record. The nurse was likely to defraud the healthcare facility of money that was paid to the nurse for hours that were not actually worked. In addition, the nurse’s actions also posted a threat to the patient. Because subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to determine further care and necessary treatment.
This one lapse in proper judgment cost this nurse her livelihood. If you are a nurse who has had a lapse in judgment, it is best to be proactive about your situation. Discuss your situation with an experienced Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse Defense Lawyer who can guide you on the appropriate precautions you can take to protect yourself and your nursing license when going through the Texas BON disciplinary process.
To learn more about the Texas BON process, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An to speak to a knowledgeable and savvy nurse attorney. He can answer your questions and guide you through the process.
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