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How much can a health care provider charge for searching and duplicating health care records?

RCW 70.02.010(37) allows health care providers to charge fees for searching and duplicating health care records. The fees a provider may charge cannot exceed the fees listed below:
(1) Copying charge per page:
(a) No more than one dollar and seventeen cents per page for the first thirty pages;
(b) No more than eighty-eight cents per page for all other pages.
(2) Additional charges:
(a) The provider can charge a twenty-six dollar clerical fee for searching and handling records;
(b) If the provider personally edits confidential information from the record, as required by statute, the provider can charge the usual fee for a basic office visit.
(3) HIPAA covered entities as defined in 45 C.F.R. Sec. 103 may not charge fees or costs that are not authorized by, or are prohibited by, Federal HIPAA regulation 45 C.F.R. Sec. 164.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.02.010(37) and 43.70.040. WSR 17-17-019, § 246-08-400, filed 8/7/17, effective 9/7/17; WSR 15-14-073, § 246-08-400, filed 6/26/15, effective 7/27/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.02.010(15) and 43.70.040. WSR 13-14-092, § 246-08-400, filed 7/1/13, effective 8/1/13; WSR 11-12-027, § 246-08-400, filed 5/24/11, effective 7/1/11; WSR 09-13-102, § 246-08-400, filed 6/17/09, effective 7/1/09; WSR 07-12-029, § 246-08-400, filed 5/30/07, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.02.010(14) and 43.70.040. WSR 06-11-166, § 246-08-400, filed 5/24/06, effective 6/24/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.02.010(12) and 43.70.040. WSR 05-12-013, § 246-08-400, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.02.010(12), 43-70-040 [43.70.040] and 70.02.900. WSR 03-14-036, § 246-08-400, filed 6/23/03, effective 7/24/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.02.010 and 43.70.040. WSR 01-16-009, § 246-08-400, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01; WSR 99-13-083, § 246-08-400, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.02.010(12) and 43.70.040. WSR 97-12-087, § 246-08-400, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040 and 70.02.101(12). WSR 95-20-080, § 246-08-400, filed 10/4/95, effective 11/4/95.]
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