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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 686-692

Newer documentary practices as per Mental Healthcare Act 2017


1 Department of Psychiatry, Spandana Health Care, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, St. Thomas Hospital, Changanassery, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mahesh Gowda
Spandana Healthcare, 236/2, 29th Main 5th Block, Nandini Layout, Bangalore - 560 096, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_110_19

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Medical records form an integral part of patient care. Proper documentation and its maintenance are mandatory as part of the law. It is essential for a treating doctor to document the required details to avoid allegations of negligence. Proper documentation will not only help us to prove that particular services were provided but can also serve as a tool for communication with other professionals. This article draws together the standards and suggests some good clinical practices as per the Mental Healthcare Act 2017.



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