In nursing, it is important that a nurse knows how to defend and fight any accusations or allegations against him/her and should know how to respond to such situations. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, may suspend, or only discipline their license. And in facing the Texas Board of Nursing you should take note that a nurse attorney can help a nurse’s license against such a situation, which may include minor errors at work.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) at a hospital in Mansfield, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) years and five (5) months.
On or about January 5, 2021, through April 19, 2021, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and while assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, the LVN completed and submitted fraudulent nursing visit notes for visits she did not actually make. Additionally, the LVN submitted fraudulent time sheets for hours she did not work. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to the LVN for hours not actually worked. In addition, the LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In regards to the incident, the LVNstates she had been having issues with the company’s new tablet and software so she continued to use the old one until the company informed her to stop using the old one and finish documents on paper. The LVN states she needed to come into the office for training but was subsequently suspended. The LVN states she was informed that the patient’s father called and reported that she had not been coming to work, however, the LVN states she believes this is a lie. The LVN stated she thought that the tablet was supposed to go wherever she went with the patient.
Due to the LVN’s actions in dealing with the case, his license was suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing. Avoid the same thing from happening to your license. If you are looking for a nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years of experience handling Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their licenses.