Frequently Asked Questions - Patient Records

How do I withdraw responsibility for a patient of record?

Refer to WAC 246-812-340.

Can a denturist charge a patient for a copy of the patient record?

Yes. RCW 70.02 governs medical records - healthcare information access and disclosure. RCW 70.02.010, RCW 70.02.080, and WAC 246-08-400 provides how much can be charged.

How long must a denturist keep a patient record?

At least six years, according to the record retention and accessibility requirements of WAC 246-812-320.

What needs to be recorded in the patient record?

Refer to WAC 246-812-310 Record Content.