Falsification Of Documents And Nursing Licenses
Falsification of documents can severely impact your nursing license. Call (503) 232-9280 to schedule a free legal consultation with Kevin Keaney, an attorney with over 30 years of experience.
If you are practicing as a nurse, juggling the hundreds of tasks you are required to do on any given day, it’s understandable that you may forget to record something in a document. On occasion, you may even need to correct an omission with a late entry.
Errors happen every day. If, however, you deliberately omit information or falsify a record – before or after an investigation – you are exposing yourself to serious consequences.
Falsification of documents claims can involve:
•patient care plans
•medication administration records
•patient treatment records
•patients’ vital signs records
Falsification of documents ranges from “approximating” information to “early” documentation (writing something down on a chart before you’ve actually done it) to following the orders of a supervisor and putting down some inaccurate information.
Once it’s been proven that a document was falsified by a nurse, unfortunately, all documents from the nurse or the institution usually come into question and you may be contacted by an OSBN investigator.
If you’ve been accused of falsifying documents – by a patient, a co-worker, your employer, or the state board of nursing – you may have the need to hire an attorney. We offer a free legal consultation for nurses, during that time, we can discuss the details of your situation. Please call our office (503) 232-9280, or e-mail us at .
Please make note: Keaney Law Firm is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington, as well as Texas, where he can also help nurses who need an attorney.