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PALMS OF PASADENA HOSPITAL 1501 PASADENA AVE S SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33707 Jan. 7, 2021
VIOLATION: DISCHARGE PLANNING- TRANSMISSION INFORMATION Tag No: A0813
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on medical record review, staff interview and review of facility documents it was determined the facility failed to ensure the admitting physician provided a discharge order for one (#1) of three patients sampled.

Findings included:

Review of the medical record for patient #1 revealed the patient was admitted on [DATE] from a skilled nursing facility. Review of the record revealed the patient was admitted to the service of Physician A. On 11/11/2020 at 2:00 pm a discharge order was written by Consulting Physician B. There was no evidence Physician A wrote a discharge order.

Review of the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, Article I, Section 14, "Discharge of Patients," states patients shall be discharged on order by the attending practitioner.

An interview was conducted on 1/7/2021 at 11:00 am with the VP of Quality and Patient Safety and the Risk Manager. The above findings were confirmed.