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

RCW 70.02.010(15) 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 nine cents per page for the first thirty pages;
(b) No more than eighty-two cents per page for all other pages.
(2) Additional charges:
(a) The provider can charge a twenty-four 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) This section is effective July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2015.
(4) HIPAA covered entities shall refer to HIPAA regulation 45 C.F.R. 164.524 (c)(4).
[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.]