DQ 2 - state. By doing this once a name is chosen the...

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So if this child was born in Washington state this issue would of never happened. I am not sure how different states handle the birth of a child, but when I asked my boyfriends mother and some friends who have had a child within the last 4 years they said that were not the ones who filed the birth certificate with state it is the responsibility of the hospital to file the birth certificate or certificate of live birth with the state. This is not done until the parents have completed the necessary paperwork not only for the birth certificate, but also for the child's social security number. A child cannot be released from the hospital until the a name has been given and put on the necessary paperwork. My first process that I would implement to make it so neonatal files are easier to manage would be to make it mandatory that a child cannot be released from the hospital until their legal name has been documented on the birth certificate and that it would be the responsibility of the hospital to file the birth certificate with the
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Unformatted text preview: state. By doing this once a name is chosen the child's name can be placed on their medical record. The second process that could be implemented would be to use family numbering. Where for example in this case I am assuming that the mother is a single mother and that this is her first born child. So the household would be assigned a unique number identifier and then each member of the household is assigned a 2 digit modifier number that serves as a prefix to the patient number. So lets say that the hospital assigned the number 123456 Since Mrs. Diaz is the head of house hold she would become 01. 12345601 Angel Gonzales would become 02 being the first born child. 12345602 Even though the child has a different last name than the mother the record can be easily found because they can look up Ms. Diaz's chart number through her name and see that her first born child is listed in the family numbering system....
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