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Accurate and timely documentation is a critical component of nursing care, serving as a key communication tool among healthcare professionals and ensuring the provision of comprehensive patient care. However, instances of falsified documentation can raise serious concerns about a nurse’s commitment to ethical standards and the quality of care provided. Such actions can undermine patient care and compromise the integrity of medical records. When faced with allegations of improper documentation, seeking the support of a nurse attorney is crucial in navigating the legal complexities, safeguarding the nurse’s rights, and ensuring a fair evaluation of the situation.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare provider in San Angelo, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.

On or about July 16, 2020, through July 25, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare provider in San Angelo, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care for two patients, LVN falsely documented and submitted nursing notes for home visits she did not complete. LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care and created an inaccurate medical record.

In response, LVN takes full responsibility for her actions and admits she did miss a visit for the patient and documented a nursing note. LVN states she understands that was unethical and understands that damage or harm could have occurred. LVN denies any missed visit for the patient and states for every nursing note she submitted; the patient indeed received nursing care. LVN sincerely apologizes for her behavior and adds she never intended to hurt or harm any patient.

The above actions constitute 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)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B), (1)(C), (6)(A)&(6)(H).

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.