NEW JERSEY REGISTER
Adopted Amendment: N.J.A.C. 13:44C-8.1
Proposed: April 5, 2004 at 36 N.J.R. 1727(a).
Adopted: September 9, 2004 by Reni Erdos, Director, Division of Consumer Affairs.
Filed: December 3, 2004 as R.2005 d.7, without change.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:3B-24.
Effective Date: January 3, 2005.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the adopted amendment.
Full text of the adoption follows:
<< NJ ADC 13:44C-8.1 >>
(a)-(b) (No change.)
(c) Licensees shall provide access to patient treatment records to a patient or person whom the patient has designated to receive records in accordance with the following:
1. No later than 30 days from receipt of a request from a patient or a person whom the patient has designated to receive records, the licensee shall provide a copy of the professional treatment record and/or billing records as may be requested. The record shall include all pertinent objective data including test results, as applicable, and subjective information;
2. The licensee may require that a record request be in writing and may charge a fee for the reproduction of records, which shall be no greater than $1.00 per page or $100.00 for the entire record, whichever is less;
3. If the patient or a subsequent treating health care professional is unable to read the patient record, either because it is illegible or prepared in a language other than English, the licensee shall, upon request, provide an English transcription at no cost to the patient; and
4. The licensee shall not refuse to provide a patient record on the grounds that the patient owes the licensee an unpaid balance if the record is needed by another health care professional for the purpose of rendering care.
(d) (No change.)
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