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OBNM Chart Review Process

Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cherish Simmons
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Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
CHART REVIEW PROCESS—REQUEST FOR ND PARTICIPATION

As part of the discipline process, a Licensee may be placed on probation with certain conditions. In keeping with the Board’s emphasis on education, a common condition of probation is asking Naturopathic Doctors (ND) to review Licensee’s patient chart notes to determine whether the probationer is engaging in best practices. The reviewing ND may also make recommendations for improvement. The Board is looking for ND’s interested in reviewing patient charts. If you are interested in participating, please send your resume or curriculum vitae to Naturopathic.Medicine@state.or.us

Chart Review Purpose:

Typically, there are two types of violations that typically result in this condition of probation:

  • Inadequate Charting: When a Licensee is disciplined for inadequate charting, a condition of probation will be to complete continuing education on best practices in charting as well as submit between 5-15 patient charts to a ND to review and determine if the probationer is charting adequately. The Licensee will send charts directly to the reviewing ND. The reviewing ND will have a check list to guide their review of the patient charts. After their review, the ND will submit to the Board a short report on the adequacy of the patient charts.

  • Negligent Prescribing: When a Licensee is disciplined for negligent prescribing, a condition of probation will be to complete continuing education on responsible prescribing practices as well as submit between 5-15 charts for patients s/he is currently prescribing medication. The Licensee will submit the charts directly to the reviewing ND. The ND will review the patient charts to determine and ensure that the probationer is prescribing within the appropriate guidelines and engaging in best practices in prescribing.

    Considerations, Suggested Compensation and Time Commitment:

  • ND’s with DEA licenses that are actively prescribing are encouraged to participate to review patient charts for licensees found in violation for negligent prescribing. The reviewing ND may not have any financial or personal connection with the probationer Licensee.

  • The suggested rate for licensees to pay ND for chart reviews is $100 per hour. The approximate time per quarter, for 10 charts and findings report, is approximately 2-5 hours.

    Mary-Beth Baptista – Executive Director
    Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
    800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 407
    Portland OR 97232
    971/673-0193 main
    971/673-0226 (fax)

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