Patient record retention and accessibility requirements.
(1) A licensed dentist shall keep readily accessible patient records for at least six years from the date of the last treatment.
(2) A licensed dentist shall respond to a written request from a patient to examine or copy a patient's record within fifteen working days after receipt. A licensed dentist shall comply with chapter 70.02
RCW for all patient record requests.
(3) A licensed dentist 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: RCW 18.32.0365
, and 18.32.002
. WSR 16-07-084, § 246-817-310, filed 3/17/16, effective 4/17/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035
. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-310, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]