When a baby is born, do they get their own chart?

  1. Or is it included in the mothers chart? I just requested medical records for my son after he was born and I put down his name as the patient. As I was driving home, I was wondering if he even had a chart? What's the norm?
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  3. by   trixie
    Absolutely! They are a new patient, so at our facility, if they are born alive, they have their own medical record number, visit number, and chart.
  4. by   deftonez188
    Currently in my OB clinical - approximately 2 hours after birth at my facility, the newborn will have their own chart complete with it's own paperwork, MAR, assessments, labs, etc. I care for 2 patients, mom and baby.
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    Yep, they have their own chart.
  6. by   caliotter3
    I wonder if the little snookums gets his/her own hospital bill too.
  7. by   teensytoes
    re: "I wonder if the little snookums gets his/her own hospital bill too."

    Oh, yeah; my son had his very own hospital bill, and it was at least half of what mine was! Came in the mail before he was even a week old; no time wasted there!

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