Q: Can I sue someone for documenting false information about me in a client's chart in an electronic medical record?
My supervisee documented that I was with a client at a specific time when in fact I was not. The note also indicated additional false information. I will be contacting the licensing board but want to know if I can sue her personally.
A: I'm not hearing there was harm. Sue her for what? I don't see it. If the person wrote the record incorrectly, then ask for it to be corrected--through a union rep if you have one. Getting into suing staff gives you a reputation that in the healthcare industry can lead to your having problems finding any position. Don't get into it on social media either. Check with a union rep. If there isn't one, contact a member of NJ Assn for Justice who handles employment issues--they represent only employees and give free consults.
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