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What is a 1013 medical order in a hospital. Doctors are giving

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What is a 1013 medical order in a hospital. Doctors are giving very little information.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 6 years ago.
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DrThomasMd :

A chart order?

DrThomasMd :

What does it read exactly

DrThomasMd :

Or a verbal code over speaker?

Expert:  Family Physician replied 6 years ago.
In Georgia, a form 1013 issued by a physician requesting that a person be taken to a mental institution for evaluation. This is part of the involuntary mental health commitment process in Georgia.

Here is a copy of the form and instructions on completing this form

Edited by FamilyPhysician on 8/20/2010 at 12:47 AM EST

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