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Charting mistakes can lead to disciplinary action

Among the many details that make up your day, perhaps charting is one of the most time-consuming and tedious. Even though you may dread the task, you know how important it is to keep up with the load. Whether your department has the latest computer programs for patient records or you are still using pen and paper, charting is an essential line of communication between you and others on your team.

Understanding various licensing board rulings

There are numerous situations that can cause a Pennsylvania doctor to face administrative licensing proceedings. For instance, it may occur if a patient accuses a physician of wrongdoing or if a doctor fails to adhere to protocol that governs his or her behavior in the workplace. A licensing board has the authority in appropriate circumstances to place a doctor on probation, suspend or even revoke his or her medical license.

Licensing board suspends doctor until 2020

If a Pennsylvania doctor is placed on suspension, he or she is then prohibited from practicing medicine in the state unless and until such time that the suspension is officially lifted. A licensing board in another state has suspended a particular doctor there until 2020, following the death of one of his patients. The decedent's family is blaming the doctor for negligence, saying their loved one might still be alive if the doctor had not over-prescribed narcotics.

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