Prescribing or dispensing dangerous drugs without a prior examination is not unprofessional conduct if the licensee transmitted the order to a nurse at an inpatient facility. Prior to transmitting the order the following conditions must be satisfied: the practitioner must consult with the nurse who reviewed the patient's records and the practitioner was designated to serve in the absence of the patient's practitioner.
A hospital having five or more physicians must adopt certain rules, including (1) periodic review of clinical experience based on medical records of patients; and (2) maintenance of adequate and accurate medical records.
Staff self-government, involving M.D. and D.O. physicians and surgeons, shall be accomplished by holding periodic meetings of the staff to review and analyze their clinical experience on the basis of patient medical records.
The medical record of any patient cared for by a physician assistant for whom [a prescription] has been issued or carried out shall be reviewed and countersigned and dated by a supervising physician and surgeon within seven days.
Agencies shall maintain records with accuracy, relevance, timeliness, and completeness to the maximum extent possible when records are used to make a determination about the individual. When records are transferred outside of state government, the agency shall update, correct, withhold, or delete any inaccurate or untimely portion of the record.
The proceedings and records of committees that have the responsibility of evaluating and improving the quality of healthcare provided are not subject to discovery. A person attending any of the committee meetings shall not be required to testify as to what occurred in the meeting, except as specified.