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Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
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F.S. 400.94
400.94 Patient records.
(1) The home medical equipment provider must maintain, for each patient, a patient record that includes the home medical equipment and services the home medical equipment provider has provided. Such records must contain:
(a) Any physician’s order or certificate of medical necessity, if the equipment was ordered by a physician.
(b) Signed and dated delivery slips verifying delivery.
(c) Notes reflecting all services and maintenance performed, and any equipment exchanges.
(d) The date on which rental equipment was retrieved.
(e) Such other information as is appropriate to specific patients in light of the particular equipment provided to them.
(2) Such records are considered patient records under s. 456.057 and must be maintained by the home medical equipment provider for 5 years following termination of services. If a patient transfers to another home medical equipment provider, a copy of his or her record must be provided to the other home medical equipment provider, upon request.
History.s. 1, ch. 99-189; s. 18, ch. 2000-160.