I've been working for a home health agency on the east coast for about 4 months now. I worked night shift which requires me to do my nightly head-to-assessment and nurses notes. I chart-by-exception as my patient is on long-term care and stable for the most part. I got an offer to work days so my last night with that pt ended about 3 weeks ago. Today, my recruiter( not a nurse) asked if I could fill out a RE-CERTIFICATION FORM for medicaid services that is done every 60 days for the patient I no longer work with that should have been filled out weeks ago. He made a copy of my nurses notes from 3 weeks ago (where I charted by exception) and told me I could just transcribe the info over. I looked closely at the re-certification as I have never filled one out for them before. To me, it is very similar to an admission assessment form(asking in-depth questions about all the meds, past history, DX, TX, ect). I called him the following day and stated that I did not feel comfortable filling out this RE-CERTIFICATION FORM. I explained to the recruiter that because I chart-by-exception, transcribing what I documented 3 weeks ago over will not answer but a few questions. Furthermore, I have had 3 patients since then and can not remember EXACTLY what objective/subjective data I collected other than the fact that nothing was out of the norm. I told the recruiter, had he given me the documentation ahead of time or at least have let me know it had to be down, I would have written down details to transcribe over. I told him again, I don't feel comfortable with putting (whatever) down and he said that as an RN it is my duty to document whatever forms are needed. REALLY, SMH!! From what I have learned in the last 4 months is that RN Case Managers are in charge of going out to the patients house and doing the re-certification for medicaid services. What do you think I should do? Should I fill-out the form or not? What can I tell the non-nurse recruiter to get him off my back already?! PLEASE HELP!!