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At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately one (1) year and one (1) month.
On or about February 3, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and assigned to provide care for a patient, LVN falsely documented that she gave hand-off report to the patient’ s grandmother and ended her shift at 1300 when she left the patient’s home at 1130. Additionally, LVN forged the grandmother’s signature on her nurse’s note. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and misled the facility, subsequent caregivers, and the patient’s family.
In response, LVN states she received a call stating her son had an accident at school and she had to leave immediately to pick him up. LVN states she was admittedly distracted by the phone call but that she did ensure her patient was left in the care of an adult as she had previously been instructed to do. LVN explains she spoke with the patient’s uncle and provided him with the report and left him with the patient’s status before she left. LVN states that she was under the impression the grandmother was also at the home when she left.
The above action constitutes 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)&(1)(J) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(6)(A)&(6)(H).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
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