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WAC 246-812-320

Record retention and accessibility requirements.

(1) A licensed denturist who treats patients eighteen years and older shall keep readily accessible patient records for at least six years from the date of the last treatment.
(2) A licensed denturist who treats patients under the age of eighteen years old shall keep readily accessible patient records for at least six years after the patient reaches eighteen years old.
(3) A licensed denturist shall respond to a written request to examine or copy a patient's record within fifteen working days after receipt of the request. A licensed denturist shall comply with chapter 70.02 RCW for all patient requests.
(4) A licensed denturist shall comply with chapter 70.02 RCW and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 45 C.F.R. destruction and privacy regulations.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.30 RCW and 2013 c 171. WSR 14-24-033, § 246-812-320, filed 11/24/14, effective 12/25/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.30.070(3). Readopted by WSR 98-20-068, § 246-812-320, filed 10/2/98, effective 11/2/98; WSR 95-22-062, § 246-812-320, filed 10/30/95, effective 11/30/95.]
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