Record Keeping for Mental Health Nurses



Record Keeping for Mental Health Nurses

Presentation Overview

1. Charts and Records

a) Purpose

b) Legal Uses of Nursing Records

2. Standards of Record Keeping Practice

a) Professional Misconduct and Records

b) College of Nursing Record Keeping Guidelines

c) Common Law

3. Confidentiality of Medical Records

a) Basic Duty

b) Mandatory Reporting

c) Duty to Warn

d) Patient’s Right to their Medical Records

4. Summoned to Appear in Court

5. Other Topics and Questions

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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