In Washington State, if you want a disabled parking permit you need your doctor to fill out a form. Effective July 1, a new law also requires a written prescription to help combat forgery.
Physicians already have to deal with far too much paperwork. Their latest form ridiculously asks us to write down the place signed. I made up a stamp that has the latitude and longitude of my office. They want to know where I signed it? They got it!
Daniel Ginsberg, MD, FACP, is an internal medicine physician who has avidly applied computers to medicine since 1986, when he first wrote medically oriented computer programs. He is in practice in Tacoma, Washington. This post originally appeared on his blog, World's Best Site.