An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the RN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about April 13, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, a nursing visit note for a patient was completed and submitted by the RN using the RN’s credentials for a visit that the RN did not make. Additionally, the form contained the patient’s purported signature on the visit note that was not actually signed by the patient. This conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their future care decisions.
In response, the RN states the patient was on her schedule for a visit. on April 13 but when she called to set up a time, no one answered the phone. The RN reviewed the schedule later that day and noticed the April 13 visit had been removed. The RN states she did not think anything of it at the time because the schedule changes frequently. The RN denies appearing at the patient’s home, denies reporting that any services had been provided, and denies providing or forging any note or submitting fraudulent hours.
As a result, the RN was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and will be receiving further sanctions. The discipline and the sanction were based and are caused pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10) & (13) wherein the evidence received by the Board was sufficient to prove the RN’s violation(s).
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