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, she was employed as an RN with a home healthcare services provider in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and three (3) months.
On or about September 23, 2020, while employed as an RN with a home healthcare services provider in El Paso, Texas, RN falsified documentation in the medical record of a patient, by documenting that she called the patient to offer education on services provided, when she did not call the patient. Furthermore, RN admitted to staff she did not actually call this patient but charted and told the home health team that she did. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response, RN admits to charting the wrong information. She states she had talked with the RN case manager for the patient, and it was deemed he had no comorbid conditions, only in-home health first initial certification period for rehab. RN states she documented she spoke to the patient in which it should have said she talked to the case manager. RN states she was still in training (6 weeks from hire date) and she did not realize they had to call every patient regardless of her nurse licensure to be an advocate for right treatment at the right time and place.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN 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.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.