I have a question ...ethical..in the state of Wyoming. I get to work and in report am told a resident was sent to the hospital 2 hours prior. I call the hospital an hour later to check the status and am told the resident was admitted to icu. later, the nurse manager informs me that the resident passed away at the hospital. I am told to write a physicians telephone order stating admit resident to intensive care with a diagnosis of.....(call the hospital to get the diagnosis. ) I call the hospital and am told they can't tell me the diagnosis due to hippa. so at this point I don't feel comfortable writng the order. how can I legally write a telephone order without speaking to a physician anyway. am I right in my hesitation or is it legal to do this. every time a resident is admitted, they want me to write this type of physicians telephone order without talking to a physician. please advise thank you.