WSR 98-14-114

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed July 1, 1998, 10:21 a.m.]





notice of adoption of interpretive statement



Title: 1.) Is a nurse required by law to sign documentation on essential client records?

2.) Is it ever acceptable practice for a nurse to sign another nurse's name including the RN title and to initial that signature on essential client records?

Issuing Entity: Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion n response to the request from Barbara Deymonaz, RN, Port Orchard, Washington.

Effective Date: May 29, 1998.

Contact Person: Jeanne E. Vincent, RN, MS, Associate Nurse Practice Manager, Department of Health, Nursing Care Commission, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 664-2881.  

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