Medical directives are indirect orders that are approved by responsible physicians. They give authority to a care provider to implement the order on a specific patient population. To help reduce gaps in patient care, SickKids permits health-care providers to have medical directives.
External organizations may receive orders (such as prescription refills or lab test orders) that were ordered using a medical directive.
If you have questions regarding medical directives at SickKids, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.