WASHINGTON STATE INCREASES MEDICAL RECORDS COPYING FEES FOR 2015 to 2017

The Washington Legislature had updated WAC 246-08-400 regarding how much a health care provider can charge for searching and duplicating health care records.  The new allowable charges are effective July 27, 2015:

  • No more than $1.12 per page for the first thirty pages (up from $1.09)
  • No more than $0.84 per page for all other pages (up from $0.82)
  • A  $25.00 clerical fee for searching and handling records (up from $24.00)

The new fees are in effect until June 30, 2017. 

The full text of the amended WAC may be reviewed here: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2015/14/15-14-073.htm

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