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Concerning requests for medical records to support an application for social security benefits (Sullivan)

Requires a health care facility or a health care provider to, upon request of a patient or a patient's personal representative, provide the patient or representative with one copy of the patient's health care information free of charge if the patient is appealing the denial of federal social security disability benefits. Requires issuers and third-party payors, upon request of a covered person or a covered person's personal representative, to provide the covered person or representative with one copy of the covered person's health care information free of charge if the covered person is appealing the denial of federal social security disability benefits.

SENATE COMMITTEE (Health & Long Term Care) STRIKER AMENDMENT:
Eliminates the requirement that the patient must submit disclosure authorization and adds that if the patient does submit a disclosure authorization, it should specify the health care information requested.

Hearing Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1239&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)