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Standards FAQ Details


Medical Staff (MS) (Critical Access Hospitals / Critical Access Hospitals)

Podiatrists and Dentists Performing the Entire History and Physical for Inpatient and Outpatient Care
Updated | November 24, 2008
Q: Can Podiatrists and Dentists perform the entire history and physical for a patient admitted for inpatient and outpatient care?  

A: Yes. The standard requires only that the H&P be performed by a practitioner who has been granted privileges to do so.