charting in home care

  1. The practice in our home health agency has been to chart after a visit has been made. Some nurses chart up to a month late, mostly d/t time constraints. We date the chart the day the visit was made, not the day we charted. Our union rep told us today that this was totally illegal. What do other home care agencies do? Our union rep said we must chart as in the hospital- "late entry." Thanks for your input.
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    staff nurse urgent care; from US
    Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in home care, urgent care, ER, med surg