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Wash. Admin. Code § 246-329-140

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Content of Childbirth Center Clinical Records

Birth centers must have a defined client record system, policies, and procedures, which provide for identification, security, confidentiality, control, retrieval, and preservation of client care data and information.  Each mother and newborn must have a health record that includes such information as demographic data, the client’s informed consent, signed notes regarding the newborn and maternal status, consultation reports, lab and diagnostic tests and referrals.  All client records must be kept confidential, and must be kept for 3 years following the date of termination of services for adults, and 3 years after attaining the age of 18 or 5 years after discharge for minors.

Current as of June 2015