Signing, Dating & Timing

Friday, September 21, 2007 at 9:02:05 AM

The Medical Records Committee urges physicians to sign, date, and time their telephone orders while the chart is still on the unit. They will be marked for attention, and you may also sign as the covering physician. Orders not signed, dated, and timed within 48 hours are out of compliance, and waiting for the chart to reach the Medical Records Department means that they are all out of compliance for regulatory audits.

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