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Chapter 70.02 RCW


Definitions (as amended by 2014 c 220).
Definitions (as amended by 2014 c 225).
Disclosure by health care provider.
Patient authorization of disclosure.
Patient's revocation of authorization for disclosure.
Third-party payor release of information.
Disclosure without patient's authorizationNeed-to-know basis.
Discovery request or compulsory process.
Certification of record.
Patient's examination and copyingRequirements.
Patient's requestDenial of examination and copying.
Correction or amendment of record.
Correction or amendment or statement of disagreementProcedure.
Notice of information practicesDisplay conspicuously.
Consent by othersHealth care representatives.
Representative of deceased patient.
Security safeguards.
Retention of record.
Civil remedies.
Licensees under chapter 18.225 RCWSubject to chapter.
Disclosure without patient's authorizationPermitted and mandatory disclosures.
Disclosure without patient's authorizationResearch.
Sexually transmitted diseasesPermitted and mandatory disclosures.
Mental health services, confidentiality of recordsPermitted disclosures.
Mental health servicesMinorsPermitted disclosures.
Mental health servicesDepartment of corrections.
Mental health servicesRequests for information and records.
Health care informationUse or disclosure prohibited.
Health care providers and facilitiesProhibited actions.
Agency rule-making requirementsUse/destruction of health care information by certain state and local agenciesUnauthorized disclosureNoticeRules/policies available on agency's web site.
Sexually transmitted diseasesRequired statement upon disclosure.
Mental health servicesInformation and records.
Mental health servicesMinorsPrompt entry in record upon disclosure.
Obtaining confidential records under false pretensesPenalty.
Disclosure of information and records related to mental health servicesAgency rule-making authority.
Department of social and health servicesRelease of information to protect the public.
Conflicting laws.
Application and construction1991 c 335.
Short title.
Severability1991 c 335.
Captions not law1991 c 335.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
Record retention by hospitals: RCW 70.41.190.