Accurate and thorough documentation is a cornerstone of effective healthcare delivery, ensuring that patient information and medical orders are precisely recorded and communicated among healthcare professionals. Nurses play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of medical records, safeguarding patient safety, and facilitating seamless patient care. However, instances of inaccuracies in documentation can raise concerns about the clarity and reliability of patient information, potentially compromising the quality of care provided. When confronted with allegations involving documentation errors, seeking legal guidance becomes paramount to address the situation effectively. A nurse attorney can offer invaluable support in navigating the legal intricacies, ensuring a fair assessment of the circumstances, and advocating for the nurse’s rights while upholding the standards of professional nursing practice and patient care.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for thirteen (13) years and seven (7) months.
On or about December 19, 2021, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, RN inaccurately documented a telephone order that he believed the prior shift had received. However, he did not receive the order from the physician directly. Further, on or about December 31, 2021, RN inaccurately documented a clarification order for a medication that was transcribed incorrectly by the prior shift.
In response, RN states all documentation was performed under the hospital’s established protocols set forth at that time.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13) Texas Occupations Code and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(D).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against him. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.