Authorship and authentication of dictated reports

We authorize and require providers working within our facilities to document patient health care information in the medical record as specified by medical staff bylaws and Kaiser Permanente policy.

All entries are to show authorship and be authenticated.

Only authorized individuals may enter documentation in the medical record.

All entries must indicate author and be authenticated.

An entry may not be made or signed by someone other than the author except according to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policy.

Dictated and transcribed authentication shall be completed no longer than five calendar days post transcription.

Authors of documentation are required to clearly authenticate entries using signature or electronic identification.

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