Many professions require that professionals licensed in their areas maintain accurate client and patient records and for specific lengths of time according to a licensing board’s stipulations. Protection of the public interest is paramount and these professional licensing requirements have been developed to ensure that patients and clients’ interests are safeguarded.
Examples of common California licensing board record keeping violations include:
- Trust fund record keeping violations by real estate brokers
- Failure to correctly chart patient progress by nurses and medical professionals
- Failure to maintain records for the required length of time (financial, medical, contractual etc.)
Accurate record keeping is further delineated by specific licensing boards. For example, the California Bureau of Registered Nursing (BRN) identifies charting errors for nurses to include:
- Failing to record pertinent health or drug information
- Failing to record nursing actions
- Failing to record that medications have been given
- Recording in the wrong patient’s medical record
- Failing to document a discontinued medication
- Failing to record drug reactions or changes in the patient’s condition
- Transcribing orders improperly or transcribing improper orders
- Writing illegible or incomplete records
If you have been accused of or are being investigated for record keeping violations or “failure to chart” infractions by your California licensing authority, you need to contact an experienced licensing attorney immediately. The Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister have successfully represented a wide range of California professionals and we are experienced in handling all types of licensing accusations and licensing issues in addition to criminal cases. Let us help you protect your professional license, your reputation, and your livelihood.
For additional information or to schedule a consultation on a professional licensing issue, please contact our law offices today at (877) 280-9944.