I was terminated from my job in home health today, placed on suspension yesterday. I am an RN case manager. I have a schedule that I manage myself. I had 6 patients on my schedule last week, and 3 of them were missed visits. I had not completed my charting for that day yet, so I had not submitted false information... but I also had not completed missed visit forms. I had a couple patients earlier this week (prior to Christmas) that were not seen on the scheduled dates, that I had planned to move to Thursday/Friday. Before I could move them, I was suspended. My DON called my scheduled patients from last week, and a couple could not remember me doing home visits. Also, we have folders in each home with a vital sign log sheet. If my patient's don't have their folder in plain sight, I sometimes forget to sign their folders. Also, prior to leaving, we are required to get each patient to sign a sticker that we were there and completed a visit.
My question, do you think my former employer has enough to go to the BON and have my license revoked for patient abandonment? I was behind on my paperwork, so I was actually did not lie or falsify records on the 3 patients that were missed visits. If I had put vital signs in the note, and wrote a narrative on these patients, I could understand abandonment/fraud charges... but since I didn't actually complete these notes, do they have any right to pursue disciplinary action with the board?