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Order Authentication Requirements

As a condition of participation, 42 CFR 428.24(c)(2) This link takes you to an external website. states “All orders, including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and authenticated promptly by the ordering practitioner or by another practitioner who is responsible for the care of the patient only if such a practitioner is acting in accordance with State law, including scope-of-practice laws, hospital policies, and medical staff bylaws, rules, and regulations.”

Last Updated Nov 22, 2016