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Nursing2015

September 2005, Volume 35 Number 9 , p 34 - 34 [FREE]

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Abstract

 

Beginning January 1, 2006, a patient's medical record must document his language and communication needs, along with his name, sex, address, date of birth, and authorized representative, if any. The new requirement is part of revisions made to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' (JCAHO's) Information Management standard IM.6.20. For more information, visit the JCAHO Web site at http://www.jcaho.org.

Beginning January 1, 2006, a patient's medical record must document his language and communication needs, along with his name, sex, address, date of birth, and authorized representative, if any. The new requirement is part of revisions made to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' (JCAHO's) Information Management standard IM.6.20. For more information, visit the JCAHO Web site at http://www.jcaho.org.