Deficient Record Keeping


Nurses are required to meticulously maintain patient records. Deficient record keeping is often used by the Board of Registered Nursing and Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to call a nurse’s abilities into question during disciplinary proceedings.

From our Los Angeles area office, S J Harris Law helps nurses throughout California protect their licenses during every stage of the licensure discipline process.

Deficient Record Keeping In Professional License Defense

Patient records include care plans, medication administration information, health assessments, observations and any other patient diaries or notes relating to a patient’s health and care.

Failing to keep proper records can alone be enough to bring disciplinary action against a nurse. If the nursing board finds that you have not been keeping records consistent with sound clinical judgment, you may be at risk of having your license suspended, or being placed on probation. This not only puts your livelihood at risk, but it can also irreparably damage your professional reputation.

Evidence of a nurse’s deficient record keeping can also be used as evidence to support the discipline of a nurse’s license.

One of the biggest mistakes nurses make is believing their nursing board is on their side. This is not the case. The boards of Registered and Vocational Nursing have the primary purpose to regulate RNs, LVNs and nurse practitioners, and to hold them accountable for any alleged missteps. It is important to hire an experienced license defense attorney who is on your side. At S J Harris Law, we do everything in our power to protect our clients’ nursing licenses.

Hire An Experienced Attorney To Represent Your Interests And Protect Your License

Protecting a nursing license is difficult. It requires a thorough understanding of the law, agency structure, and the rules and procedures unique to administrative hearings. California attorney Scott J. Harris is an experienced license defense lawyer.

Prior to starting his practice Scott J. Harris was a deputy attorney general and licensing board prosecutor. This inside knowledge of agency operations, formal actions through Accusations and Statement of Issues, and administrative hearings and appeals helps clients protect their licenses during allegations of deficient record keeping.

Protect your reputation, your license and your future. Contact S J Harris Law at 323-370-6139 for a free 30-minute consultation.