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Medical Record - Authentication Time Frame

Do the standards specify the time frame for authentication of documentation?    

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The Joint Commission standards do not specify the time frame for authentication of documentation. The organization is free to determine the time frame for completion of authentication. The timeframe must comply with any applicable laws or regulations. If the organization is silent on the issue for specific types of documentation, the time frame defaults to the time frame that the organization adheres to for completion of the medical record. The requirements found at RC.01.02.01 address authentication requirements. The requirements found at RC.01.03.01 address timeliness for completing medical records.
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Record of Care Treatment and Services RC
Last reviewed by Standards Interpretation: May 02, 2022 Represents the most recent date that the FAQ was reviewed (e.g. annual review).
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on May 02, 2022 with update notes of: Review only, FAQ is current Types of changes and an explanation of change type: Editorial changes only: Format changes only. No changes to content. | Review only, FAQ is current: Periodic review completed, no changes to content. | Reflects new or updated requirements: Changes represent new or revised requirements.

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