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WAC 388-97-0360

Privacy and confidentiality.

(1) The resident has the right to personal privacy and confidentiality of his or her personal and clinical records. Personal privacy includes:
(a) Accommodations;
(b) Medical treatment;
(c) Written and telephone communications;
(d) Personal care;
(e) Visits; and
(f) Meetings with family and resident groups.
(2) The resident may approve or refuse the release of personal and clinical records to any individual outside the nursing home, unless the resident has been adjudged incapacitated according to state law.
(3) The resident's right to refuse release of personal and clinical records does not apply when:
(a) The resident is transferred to another health care institution; or
(b) Record release is required by law.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-0360, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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