Reply To: Rx: Signed by RN as verbal order: MD name/RNname are they forged signatures?

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This went around in the 90s. I got into the habit of printing the doctor’s name and then signing mine. I think that the pharmacists read an article or something and this gets resurrected. As long as the facility has a policy addressing verbal and telephone orders it is not forgery. Just challenge them with the logic of them taking a telephone order and move on, we are all in this together to make sure the patients receive what they need and adapting to logical paths that let us do it.

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