§ 115.34. Medical records review.

 (a) Medical records shall be reviewed periodically in accordance with medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations by the medical records committee, or its equivalent, established under §  107.26(b)(4) (relating to additional committees).

 (b) The medical records committee:

   (1) Shall review records for completeness and shall establish requirements regarding completion of medical records, including a system for disciplinary actions for those who do not complete records in a timely manner.

   (2) Shall make recommendations to the medical staff, regarding any changes in the format of the records.

   (3) Should review the medical records to ensure that the recorded clinical information is sufficient for the purpose of medical care evaluation.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  119.24 (relating to patient medical records); and 49 Pa. Code §  16.95 (relating to medical records).



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