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Orders received by telephone, facsimile machine, or other electronic means must be kept confidential according to Minnesota Statutes, sections 144.291 to 144.298, 144.651, and 144.652.


Orders received by telephone or other electronic means, not including facsimile machine, must be immediately recorded or placed in the resident's record by the person authorized by the nursing home and must be countersigned by the ordering health care practitioner authorized to prescribe at the time of the next visit, or within 60 days, whichever is sooner.


Orders received by facsimile machine must have been signed by the ordering health practitioner authorized to prescribe, and must be immediately recorded or a durable copy must be placed in the resident's clinical record by the person authorized by the nursing home.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144A.04; 144A.08; 256B.431


20 SR 303; L 2007 c 147 art 10 s 15

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007

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