Ask a lawyer: Documentation of late entries

Question 1: Do late entries hold the same weight in court as multiple small timely entries? Answer: A late entry is one which is not made as soon as possible after an event has occurred. It is required when it is not possible to document at the time of or immediately following an event, or…

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Celebrating Nurse Practitioners’ Week!

It’s Nurse Practitioners’ (NP) Week! During this special week, we celebrate the contributions that nurse practitioners make across Canadian communities. Thank you, NPs, for your compassion and professionalism when caring for your communities. The meaningful impact you make with patients and other healthcare workers does not go unnoticed. The CNPS offers a range of legal…

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InfoLAW: Privacy

Technological advancement in the healthcare field, as well as the increase in virtual care or telepractice, has helped patients access safer, faster and more specialized care than ever before. However, these developments have also given rise to a multitude of new privacy issues, concerning loss of and unauthorized access to, use, and disclosure of a…

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InfoLAW: Privacy and Electronic Medical Records

Electronic medical records (EMR) are now common to most nursing practices. To protect the privacy of patients’ personal health information, nurses should be aware of the unique privacy issues related to the use of EMR.

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