7 AAC 72.150 - Patient records

(a) In addition to complying with 7 AAC 12.770, as adopted by reference in 7 AAC 72.012, for each patient, a facility shall maintain a clinical record with forms that document the facility's use of the emergency examination or the evaluation procedure set out in 7 AAC 72.220 - 7 AAC 72.260.
(b) The facility shall safeguard patient records, including electronic records, against loss, defacement, tampering, and use by unauthorized persons. Information from patient records, including electronic records, may be released only in accordance with AS 47.30.845 and (c) of this section.
(c) For a patient being treated for alcohol or drug abuse in a facility that receives federal assistance as described in 42 C.F.R. 2.12(b), the facility may disclose information from that patient's records only as allowed under 42 C.F.R. Part 2, including use of the consent form required under 42 C.F.R. 2.31.
(d) Patient records that are required to be submitted to the department are subject to the applicable requirements of 7 AAC 85.


7 AAC 72.150
Eff. 3/30/85, Register 93; am 3/16/2001, Register 157; am 9/23/2004, Register 171

Authority:AS 47.30.660

AS 47.30.845

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