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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.
Last updated on August 03, 2021
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Record of Care Treatment and Services RC

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