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They are just trying to cover themselves if they aren’t aware of policy. I suppose this is how people are protected from orders, but I have not heard that it was illegal. I have seen so many places with this practice, the provider comes and signs below the order when they next are in. It isn’t forgery since you aren’t trying to pretend to be the doctor, you are saying that you are an RN. Check with your charge nurse to find out policy (or check your facility’s policy). I also agree with find out soon so it doesn’t come up with no notice, our place is a critical access so we would have to call the doctor in to write it out, which I am sure wouldn’t go over well!