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PDFWAC 246-341-0650

ClinicalAccess to clinical records.

(1) Each agency must only provide access to clinical records in compliance with applicable state and federal statutes and regulations.
(2) When providing access to clinical records to an individual, the agency must allow appropriate time and privacy for the review and have a clinical staff member available to answer questions.
(3) If the agency maintains electronic clinical records, the agency must make the records available in hard-copy form.
(4) The agency must allow the department access to individual clinical records.
(5) When an individual receiving mental health services is under the supervision of the department of corrections (DOC), the agency must make information available to DOC, in accordance with RCW 71.05.445. The information released does not require the consent of the individual.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.24.037, 71.05.560, 71.34.380, 18.205.160, 71.24.037 and chapters 71.05, 71.24, and 71.34 RCW. WSR 21-12-042, § 246-341-0650, filed 5/25/21, effective 7/1/21. Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0650, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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