False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges but failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s doom for their license already. However, that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a school in Waco, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) months.
On or about April 17, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a school in Waco, Texas, LVN was accused of the following:
- LVN failed to perform Scoliosis screenings for the seventh-grade girls and ninth grade boys as required by the Texas Health and Human Services. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the students in that failure to perform the required Scoliosis screenings could have delayed the onset of the student’s medical care if the medical condition was detected.
- LVN falsified documentation in that he entered into the school’s charting system that all the seventh-grade girls and ninth grade boys had been screened for Scoliosis. Furthermore, LVN admitted to the District Registered Nurse and Superintendent that he did not actually complete the screenings but had documented they were all completed and that everyone was normal except for two students who are already under doctor’s care. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.
In response to the above incidents, LVN admits to what is being alleged. He states at the time of the scoliosis screenings, one of the school nurses was on leave for knee surgery. LVN states he would frequently ask for assistance with this task, but he states his requests were largely ignored. He states this left him with role strain, which impacted his decision-making, specifically his decision to enter data for screenings that were not done.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H)&(10)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and his license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nursing Law Attorney, Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.