The FED shall have medical records fully integrated in the medical record
system of the parent hospital and shall be governed by the Board's Rules for
Hospitals, Chapter 420-5-7, Ala. Admin. Code. Each FED
shall also maintain a picture archiving and communications system ("PACS")
which provides for the timely and efficient storage, transmission and retrieval
of digital medical images.
FED shall maintain a register or log of all patients who present to the FED for
treatment or services.
(3) Each FED
shall maintain a medical record for each patient that documents the purpose of
the visit and discharge instructions including the detection and course for
necessary follow up.
orders, including verbal orders, shall be dated, timed, and authenticated by
the ordering practitioner in accordance with hospital policy, but no longer
than 30 days after entry.
parent hospital shall maintain a plan to transfer all records to another
facility in the event the FED ceases operation.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
New Rule: Filled July 22,
2013; effective August 26, 2013.
Authors: W. T. Geary, Jr., M.D., Carter
Code of Ala.