Greetings, readers, and welcome back!
This is week 1 of an educational series, created to help attorneys, paralegals, and legal nurse consultants review psychiatric-mental health patient records efficiently and thoroughly.
Psychiatric-mental health patient records are complex and contain legal documents which are not part of non-psychiatric medical records. If given these records to review, would you know what to look for? Take a moment to read the following questions and find out:
1. Have ALL records been provided?
2. What additional documentation must be included in all inpatient records?
3. What state documents are required in Florida?
Who is responsible for completing them?
What are the timelines for each?
What are the consequences of not filing these documents on time?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, don’t dismay! We will be discussing the answers in subsequent posts and in the comment section.