Changing revision status of a reviewed document

#1
When reviewing a document for periodic review, I was taught that the document should be reved even if no changes have occurred, just so there is an audit trail of the periodic review. Does anyone have a reg that points to this?

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#3
If an auditor asks if a document has been reviewed, how will you prove it?

Revising the document to a new level and documenting the review is one way, @brandieb1230 's way is another.

Whichever suits your organization best.
 

Mike S.

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#4
Who/what says that you have to periodically review your documents?

If your procedures say you have to review the documents every X months/years, also state if/how you will create a record of the review. Make it easy on yourself.

Maybe keep a simple review log in Excel.

Maybe send yourself an email saying "on this date I reviewed document ABC123 Rev C and found it acceptable as-is". There! You have a record.
 

Jim Wynne

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#5
I agree with Mike S. The revision status of a document should be changed only when the document has actually been changed/revised, and for this reason I think that the record of review should be kept separate from the document itself.
 
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