Change to Rules & Regulations

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 9:05:23 AM

The Medical Executive Committee approved a change to the Rules & Regulations of the Medical Staff to comply with current practice and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid regulations:

All inpatient and ambulatory procedure records shall include documentation of evidence of a physical examination, including a health history. This history and physical must be performed and documented within 24 hours after admission OR up to 30 days prior to admission and updated within 24 hours of admission, but prior to surgery or procedure requiring anesthesia. All entries in the medical record shall be signed, dated and timed.

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