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WAC 246-817-304

Definitions.

The following definitions apply to WAC 246-817-304 through 246-817-315 unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "Clinical record" is the portion of the record that contains information regarding the patient exam, diagnosis, treatment discussion, treatment performed, patient progress, progress notes, referrals, studies, tests, imaging of any type and any other information related to the diagnosis or treatment of the patient.
(2) "Financial record" is the portion of the record that contains information regarding the financial aspects of a patient's treatment including, but not limited to, billing, treatment plan costs, payment agreements, payments, insurance information or payment discussions held with a patient, insurance company or person responsible for account payments.
(3) "Notation" is a condensed or summarized written record/note.
(4) "Patient record" is the entire record of the patient maintained by a practitioner that includes all information related to the patient.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365, 18.32.655, and 18.32.002. WSR 16-07-084, ยง 246-817-304, filed 3/17/16, effective 4/17/16.]
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