Record of Care, Treatment, and Services (RC) (Critical Access Hospitals / Critical Access Hospitals)
Q: Is it acceptable for one LIP to authenticate on behalf of another LIP?
One LIP Signing for Another
Updated | November 24, 2008
A: Organizations would need to develop policies and procedures, consistent with law and regulation, which define the circumstance and mechanisms under which one LIP could authenticate for another LIP.
For example, consistent with Joint Commission standards and CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP) it would be acceptable for an organization to develop and implement a policy that allow an LIP to give a verbal order that has been transcribe by a nurse or other authorized individual, and allows another LIP to implement and authenticate the verbal order when the original LIP is unavailable.
It would not be consistent with Joint Commission standards and CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP) for an LIP to authenticate another LIP's transcribed progress note because he/she cannot authenticate that his/her colleague dictated a complete, accurate, and final progress note.