nursing signing doctors Rx's - page 2

I am pretty sure it is not but is it leagal for a RN sign a doctor's RX?... Read More

  1. by   curiousgeorge38
    thanks........I am thinking doing medical transcription and getting out of the clinical side all together
  2. by   LPN1974
    Quote from curiousgeorge38
    No he wrote it , he signed it and the pharmacy called for a refill and I approved it

    Then why were you fired?

    And who fired you? The doctor?
  3. by   curiousgeorge38
    it was the clinical coordinator who fired me. She tend to get it in for someone and finds a way to get rid of them. I have alot on that office and if I want to be evil I can be. I know that they are not up to osha standards. I see nurses sign Dr's names to rx's and change medications without dr. approval. I also know there are uncertified people working in the office.
  4. by   smk1
    Quote from curiousgeorge38
    I am pretty sure it is not but is it leagal for a RN sign a doctor's RX?

    do you mean is it legal for nurses to sign the doctors name on the script, or do you mean is it legal to take a verbal order and sign per doc_____ M.D. orders?
  5. by   traumaRUs
    In IL (again the only state that I am currently licensed in), an RN can take a verbal or telephone order and act on it. RN's can also call in prescriptions with MD approval. We would only authorize refills AFTER first talking with the MD.
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    I would also add to my previous post that I do not sign scripts for narcs, even in the way I previously described as permissible for other meds in my state, as they fall into a different class.

    Authorizing refills without getting approval from the doctor would be the same as prescribing.
  7. by   Jolie
    Quote from Nurse Ratched
    I would also add to my previous post that I do not sign scripts for narcs, even in the way I previously described as permissible for other meds in my state, as they fall into a different class.

    Authorizing refills without getting approval from the doctor would be the same as prescribing.

    May I ask where you practice?

    I've been licensed in 5 different states, and have never known this practice to be acceptable to the BON.

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