In our facility we do a lot of QA's on our charts. Anytime there is a discrepency, we have to go in and correct them. Most are very minor...a discrepency when a patient leaves the ER, but some are more important, like not charting the initial assessment or the discharge information. Some can be a week old, but some can be from months ago, depending on when the QA is done.
My question is this: Does a late entry consititue a violation of the Nurse Practice Act? A review of the North Dakota NPA does not clearly outline this, nor does our facility's policy and procedure. What do you think?