Texas BON Disciplinary Sanctions: Lying And Falsification

Do you need to consult with an attorney regarding your nursing license or other professional licensing matter? Call (503) 232-9280 to schedule a free consultation with a nurse’s attorney.

If you have had a complaint filed against you for lying or falsifying documents (related to patient care, employment or licensure), please contact us immediately.

Falsification of documents can include inaccurate or incomplete documentation of:

  • employment records (misrepresentation of competencies, work experience, and/or credentials)
  • nursing licensure applications or renewals
  • patient care plans
  • medical records and charts (verbal or written)
  • wound sheets
  • medication records
  • vital signs records
  • implementation of care

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) expects all licensed nurses to act in a professional, accurate, and honest manner, which includes acknowledging and promptly reporting errors.

Dishonest or fraudulent behavior can result in disciplinary actions taken by the nursing board, including: license revocation, license suspension, probation, reprimand, fine, or warning.

All of the disciplinary actions listed above could become part of your permanent record, affecting your ability to practice nursing not only in Texas, but also in the other 24 states that are part of the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC), as well as the other U.S. states. 

For information about lying or falsification of documents, or to schedule a free legal consultation, call (512) 829-5619, or e-mail .

Please make note: Kevin Keaney has more than 30 years experience as a lawyer and is licensed to practice in Texas, Oregon, and Washington. Kevin earned his BSN degree from the University of Texas at Austin.