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WAC 246-919-700

Mandatory reporting.

(1) All reports required by these regulations shall be submitted to the commission as soon as possible, but not later than sixty days after a determination is made.
(2) A report should contain the following information if known:
(a) The name, address and telephone number of the person making the report;
(b) The name, address and telephone numbers of the physician being reported;
(c) The case number of any patient whose treatment is a subject of the report;
(d) A brief description or summary of the facts which gave rise to the issuance of the report, including dates of occurrences;
(e) If court action is involved, the name of the court in which the action is filed along with the date of filing and docket number; and
(f) Any further information which would aid the evaluation of the report.
(3) The mandatory reporting shall not act as a waiver of confidentiality of medical records and committee reports. The information reported or disclosed shall be kept for the confidential use of the commission as provided in the Uniform Disciplinary Act and shall not be subject to subpoena or discovery proceedings in any civil action as provided in RCW 4.24.250, and shall be exempt from public disclosure pursuant to chapter 42.17 RCW except for review as provided in RCW 18.71.0195.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, ยง 246-919-700, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]
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