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WAC 388-865-0610

Agency filings affecting this section

Definitions.

Relevant records and reports includes written documents obtained from other agencies or sources, often referred to as third-party documents, as well as documents produced by the agency receiving the request. Relevant records and reports do not include the documents restricted by either federal law or federal regulation related to treatment for alcoholism or drug dependency or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or state law related to sexually transmitted diseases, as outlined in RCW 71.05.445 and 71.34.225.
(1) "Relevant records and reports" means:
(a) Records and reports of inpatient treatment:
(i) Inpatient psychosocial assessment - Any initial, interval, or interim assessment usually completed by a person with a master's degree in social work (or equivalent) or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(ii) Inpatient intake assessment - The first assessment completed for an admission, usually completed by a psychiatrist or other physician or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(iii) Inpatient psychiatric assessment - Any initial, interim, or interval assessment usually completed by a psychiatrist (or professional determined to be equivalent) or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(iv) Inpatient discharge/release summary - Summary of a hospital stay usually completed by a psychiatrist (or professional determined to be equivalent) or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(v) Inpatient treatment plan - A document designed to guide multidisciplinary inpatient treatment or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(vi) Inpatient discharge and aftercare plan data base - A document designed to establish a plan of treatment and support following discharge from the inpatient setting or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports.
(vii) Forensic discharge review - A report completed by a state hospital for individuals admitted for evaluation or treatment who have transferred from a correctional facility or is or has been under the supervision of the department of corrections.
(b) Records and reports of outpatient treatment:
(i) Outpatient intake evaluation - Any initial or intake evaluation or summary done by any mental health practitioner or case manager the purpose of which is to provide an initial clinical assessment in order to guide outpatient service delivery or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(ii) Outpatient periodic review - Any periodic update, summary, or review of treatment done by any mental health practitioner or case manager. This includes, but is not limited to: Documents indicating diagnostic change or update; annual or periodic psychiatric assessment, evaluation, update, summary, or review; annual or periodic treatment summary; concurrent review; individual service plan as required by WAC 388-865-0425 through 388-865-0430, or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(iii) Outpatient crisis plan - A document designed to guide intervention during a mental health crisis or decompensation or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(iv) Outpatient discharge or release summary - Summary of outpatient treatment completed by a mental health professional or case manager at the time of termination of outpatient services or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(v) Outpatient treatment plan - A document designed to guide multidisciplinary outpatient treatment and support or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports.
(c) Records and reports regarding providers and medications:
(i) Current medications and adverse reactions - A list of all known current medications prescribed by the licensed practitioner to the individual and a list of any known adverse reactions or allergies to medications or to environmental agents;
(ii) Name, address and telephone number of the case manager or primary clinician.
(d) Records and reports of other relevant treatment and evaluation:
(i) Psychological evaluation - A formal report, assessment, or evaluation based on psychological tests conducted by a psychologist;
(ii) Neuropsychological evaluation - A formal neuropsychological report, assessment, or evaluation based on neuropsychological tests conducted by a psychologist;
(iii) Educational assessment - A formal report, assessment, or evaluation of educational needs or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(iv) Functional assessment - A formal report, assessment, or evaluation of degree of functional independence. This may include but is not limited to: Occupational therapy evaluations, rehabilitative services data base activities assessment, residential level of care screening, problem severity scale, instruments used for functional assessment or equivalent document as established by the holders of the records and reports;
(v) Forensic evaluation - An evaluation or report conducted pursuant to chapter 10.77 RCW;
(vi) Offender/violence alert - A any documents pertaining to statutory obligations regarding dangerous or criminal behavior or to dangerous or criminal propensities. This includes, but is not limited to, formal documents specifically designed to track the need to provide or past provision of: Duty to warn, duty to report child/elder abuse, victim/witness notification, violent offender notification, and sexual/kidnaping offender notification per RCW 4.24.550, 10.77.205, 13.40.215, 13.40.217, 26.44.330, 71.05.120, 71.05.330, 71.05.340, 71.05.425, 71.09.140, and 74.34.035;
(vii) Risk assessment - Any tests or formal evaluations including department of corrections risk assessments administered or conducted as part of a formal violence or criminal risk assessment process that is not specifically addressed in any psychological evaluation or neuropsychological evaluation.
(e) Records and reports of legal status - Legal documents are documents filed with the court or produced by the court indicating current legal status or legal obligations including, but not limited to:
(i) Legal documents pertaining to chapter 71.05 RCW;
(ii) Legal documents pertaining to chapter 71.34 RCW;
(iii) Legal documents containing court findings pertaining to chapter 10.77 RCW;
(iv) Legal documents regarding guardianship of the person;
(v) Legal documents regarding durable power of attorney;
(vi) Legal or official documents regarding a protective payee;
(vii) Mental health advance directive.
(2) "Relevant information" means descriptions of a consumer's participation in, and response to, mental health treatment and services not available in a relevant record or report, including all statutorily mandated reporting or duty to warn notifications as identified in WAC 388-865-610 (1)(d)(vi), Offender/Violence alert, and all requests for evaluations for involuntary civil commitments under chapter 71.05 RCW. The information may be provided in verbal or written form at the discretion of the mental health service provider.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.05.445 and 71.05.390 as amended by 2004 c 166. WSR 05-14-082, § 388-865-0610, filed 6/30/05, effective 7/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 71.05.560, 71.24.035 (5)(c), 71.34.800, 9.41.047, 43.20B.020, and 43.20B.335. WSR 01-12-047, § 388-865-0610, filed 5/31/01, effective 7/1/01.]