My question is:
Can anybody tell me or direct me to information as to the legal ramifications (if any) regarding physician signature. In particular, Monthly Orders physician signature in Long Term Care. If there are more than one page of Monthly Orders, does the physician (legally) HAVE to sign EACH page, or can the physician just sign the last page (if pagination exists)...please respond by posting to this site OR email me at "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Feb 21, '01
We always required the MD to sign each sheet. If your facility policy states that signing the last sheet is acceptable [providing they are marked "page 5 of 5", indicating that there are 5 pages altogether], then there shouldn't be a problem legally.