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Persons involved in the provision of services relating to the treatment and rehabilitation of licentiates impaired by alcohol or dangerous drugs, shall retain all records and documents for audit by the department. Records/documents are confidential and are not subject to discovery or subpoena.

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Complaints involving quality of care will undergo a review process that includes reviewing relevant patient records

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Prescribing or dispensing dangerous drugs without a prior examination is not unprofessional conduct if the licensee transmitted the order to a nurse at an inpatient facility. Prior to transmitting the order the following conditions must be satisfied: the practitioner must consult with the nurse who reviewed the patient's records and the practitioner was designated to serve in the absence of the patient's practitioner. Prescribing or dispensing dangerous drugs without a prior examination is not unprofessional conduct if the licensee was designated to serve in the absence of the patient's practitioner and used or possessed the patient's record and ordered the renewal prescription as indicated in the records.

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A hospital having five or more physicians must adopt certain rules, including (1) periodic review of clinical experience based on medical records of patients; and (2) maintenance of adequate and accurate medical records.

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Medical staff's right of self-governance includes establishing rules/standards for review/analysis of patient records.

Keywords:
records review
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Staff self-government, involving M.D. and D.O. physicians and surgeons, shall be accomplished by holding periodic meetings of the staff to review and analyze their clinical experience on the basis of patient medical records.

Keywords:
boards, records review
Summary:

The Board of Podiatric Medicine may inspect hospital documents of the podiatric medical staff with respect to the podiatric medical care, services, or facilities provided, and may inspect podiatric medical patient records, for purposes of reviewing quality of care.

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The medical record of any patient cared for by a physician assistant for whom [a prescription] has been issued or carried out shall be reviewed and countersigned and dated by a supervising physician and surgeon within seven days.

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The head of a medical staff, peer review body, or licensed health care facility or clinic shall file a report with the relevant agency within 15 days after a peer review body makes a final decision to sanction a licentiate (e.g., physician and surgeon, podiatrist, clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, professional clinical counselor, dentist, physician assistant, or anyone authorized to practice medicine) based on the peer review body's investigation into any of four possible alleged malpractice actions: (1) incompetence or gross deviation from the standard of care; (2) the use or administration to oneself of controlled substances; (3) excessive furnishing of controlled substances without a lawful prescription and good faith examination/medical reason; (4) sexual misconduct with a patient during treatment or examination. The licentiate shall receive a notice of the proposed action, which shall also include notice of the licentiate’s right to submit additional explanatory or exculpatory statements. The relevant agency is entitled to inspect any statement of charges, documents, medical charts, exhibits, opinions, findings, conclusions, or any certified copy of medical records, as permitted by other applicable law. The information disclosed in the investigation shall be kept confidential and shall not be subject to discovery, though the information may be reviewed in an administrative disciplinary hearing.

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If the examining committee contracts with any other entity to administer a diversion program for the rehabilitation of physician assistants impaired by drug/alcohol abuse, the executive officer of the examining committee or the program manager shall review the activities and performance of the contractor on a biennial basis. As part of this review, the examining committee shall review files of participants in the program. However, the names of participants who entered the program voluntarily shall remain confidential, except when the review reveals misdiagnosis, case mismanagement, or noncompliance by the participant.

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