The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a right nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about September 28, 2015, through January 25, 2016, to a certain RN in Houston.
During the time of the incident, the RN falsified physician signatures on eight) Home Health Certification and Plan of Care forms for two patients.
The RN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation for further care.
On or about December 21, 2015, through January 6, 2016, the RN falsely documented making skilled nursing visits to six agency clients on dates when she was out of the country. Her conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response to the cases filed on her, the RN states she questioned the employee in charge of chart management who was unable to provide any explanation. She subsequently terminated the service of the employee in charge of chart management and assumed responsibility of the position.
The RN further states she was out of the country in December 2015, and left her Alternate Administrator in charge. The facility’s computer only allowed for one person, The RN to log on. Therefore, she provided her password to her Alternate Administrator in order for her Alternate Administrator to document the skilled nursing visits he conducted.
Additionally, the RN explained that as the Director of Nursing, it was her responsibility to conduct a final quality assurance check of the notes, which resulted in her electronic signature replacing the Alternate Administrator’s signature on the skilled nursing visits.
However, with the lack of a nurse attorney to properly defend her side, the RN was disciplined and suspended.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.