An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that the RN from McAllen, Texas committed was one of those examples.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed at a medical facility in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about December 14, 2018, through January 5, 2019, while employed at a medical facility in McAllen, Texas, the RN failed to complete and submit sixteen (16) skilled nursing visit notes for many patients. The RN’s conduct created incomplete medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information to base their future care decisions.
In response to, the RN states she was unable to complete these 16 notes due to the fact she did not have the internet at home or available to her at the time. The RN explains that she did let her employer know she had no laptop or a way to continue working on her notes and that she was working on getting a laptop to complete her assignments. The RN states it took her almost a month to get a laptop and when she tried to log in to the software to complete her notes, they had removed her from the system and she was not able to log back in to complete the outstanding notes.
Formal charges were filed on January 8, 2020, against the RN. Because of the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing has subjected the RN to disciplinary action. It is proved that the RN has committed violations. The decision of the Board was cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, to take disciplinary action against the RN.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
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