Proposed Changes to the MLH Medical Staff Rules and Regulations

As per the Medical Staff Bylaws, the following proposed changes to the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations are being communicated to the Medical Staff prior to the Medical Executive Committee voting on the changes at their December 16, 2019 meeting.  The System Medical Records Committee has submitted a recommendation to change the current timeframe for dating and signing Verbal Orders from 24 hours to 7days. If you should have any questions/concerns, please contact Drs. Ned Carp, James Gengaro, or Jon Stallkamp.

Section VII.B.2

All verbal orders shall be entered into the electronic medical record and signed, dated and timed by the appropriately authorized person to whom the order was dictated with the name of the practitioner, certified registered nurse practitioner, physician assistant, certified nurse midwife or resident physician who issued the verbal order.  The practitioner, certified registered nurse practitioner, physician assistant, certified nurse midwife or resident physician who issued the verbal order or a physician familiar/involved with the care of the patient shall verify, sign, date and time promptly but within 24 hours 7 days. The verbal orders by a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife do not require a physician co-signature. The verbal orders by Physician Assistants are required to be co-signed/countersigned by the supervising physician within 10 days of the original date of the verbal order. by the supervising physician.

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