This option is not used by most offices because completed Procedure Notes are already automatically locked.
Procedure locking is for the few offices that want to lock each completed procedure and only allow notes to be appended. If you use this option, there is no way to unlock a procedure, regardless of Permissions. In the case of mistakes, you can mark locked procedures as invalid. This preference can be turned off later, but locked procedures remain permanently locked.
To change the lock setting, see Chart Module Preferences, Procedure Locking Allowed.
If locking is allowed, completed procedures will have a Lock button on the right side of the Procedure Info window.
When you click Lock, the procedure is immediately and permanently locked. You may only view the procedure, append procedure notes, or invalidate the procedure.
Procedure Locking Tool
In the Main Menu, click Tools, Misc Tools, Procedure Locking.
Enter the date range and click OK.
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