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Facility and provider group access to information from the program.

(1) Access.
(a) A health care facility or entity may have access to information for the purpose of providing medical or pharmaceutical care to the patients of the facility or entity if the facility or entity is licensed by the department and the facility or entity is a trading partner with the state's health information exchange.
(b) A health care provider group of five or more prescribers may have access to information for the purpose of providing medical or pharmaceutical care to the patients if all prescribers in the provider group are licensed by the department and the provider group is a trading partner with the state's health information exchange.
(2) Registration for access. A facility or entity licensed by the department, or a provider group of five or more prescribers all licensed by the department may register for access by using the registration process established by the department.
(3) Verification by the department. The department or its designee shall verify the authentication and identity of the licensed facility, entity, or provider group before allowing access to any prescription monitoring information.
(4) Procedure for accessing prescription information. A licensed facility, entity, or provider group must access information from the program electronically through the state health information exchange.
(5) If the connection between the facility, entity, or provider group and the health information exchanged is compromised, the facility, entity, or provider group shall notify the department's designee by telephone and in writing as soon as reasonably possible.
(6) All requests for, uses of, and disclosures of prescription monitoring information by authorized persons must be consistent with the program's mandate as outlined in RCW 70.225.040 and this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.225 RCW and 2016 c 104, and 2015 c 259. WSR 17-18-103, ยง 246-470-052, filed 9/6/17, effective 10/7/17.]
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