Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 100-7-.07 - Patient Referrals and Patient Records

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Licensed chiropractors are required to refer patients to an appropriate health care provider when it is clear that he/she knows or should have known that the patient condition is outside their scope of professional experience, training, or practice.
(2) Patient records must contain and be retained in compliance with O.C.G.A 31-33-1 as well as the following:
(a) must contain appropriate patient information to include but not be limited to:
1. evidence of patient's evaluation, treatment and response to treatment;
2. treatment notes following an acceptable format (i.e. SOAP);
3. evaluations, diagnoses, prognoses;
4. if applicable, x-rays;
5. any other technical information used in assessing a patient's condition.
(b) must be retained for ten (10) years from the date of the last patient visit.
(c) must be released in compliance with O.C.G.A. 31-33-1 regardless of any outstanding bill or financial matter.
(d) if an office closes, the chiropractor must post a legal notice of closing in the local legal organ (newspaper) as to the date the practice is closing and where the patient records should be obtained.
1. the chiropractor must allow not less than thirty (30) calendar days to allow for retrieval of patient records.
(e) must be retained, maintained and released in compliance with all federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 100-7-.07
O.C.G.A. Secs. 31-33-1 to 31-33-3, 31-33-8, 43-1-25, 43-9-6.1, 43-9-12, 43-9-12.1, 43-9-16.
Original Rule entitled "Patient Referrals and Patient Records" adopted. F. Apr. 27, 2004; eff. May 17, 2004. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Oct. 19, 2007; eff. Nov. 8, 2007.

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