NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 35, NUMBER 17
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2003
RULE ADOPTION

LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Notice Of Administrative Corrections
Patient Records

N.J.A.C. 13:44E-2.2

Take notice that the Division of Consumer Affairs has discovered errors in the text of N.J.A.C. 13:44E-2.2(d)1, 3 and 5. These paragraphs were adopted effective August 19, 1991 (see 23 N.J.R. 391(a) and 2515(a)) and have not been amended since their initial adoption. However, in the production of the 8-6-01 Code update, which reflected amendments to paragraphs (d)2 and 4, the text of paragraphs (d)1, 3 and 5 was inadvertently deleted and replaced with duplicates of the texts paragraphs (c)1, 3 and 5, respectively. Through this notice, published pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:30-2.7, the text of paragraphs (d)1, 3 and 5 is corrected.

Full text of the corrected rule follows:

<< NJ ADC 13:44E-2.2 >>

13:44E-2.2 Patient records

(a)-(c) (No change.)

(d) Licensees shall provide access to patient records to the patient or the patient's authorized representative in accordance with the following:

1. <<-The name of patient;->> <<+Upon receipt of a written request from a patient or an authorized representative and within 30 days thereof, legible copies of the patient record including, if requested, copies of radiographs, shall be furnished to the patient or an authorized representative or another designated health care provider. To the extent that the record is illegible or prepared in a language other than English, the licensee shall provide a typed transcription and/or translation at no cost to the patient.+>>

2. (No change.)

3. <<-The age of patient and/or date of birth;->> <<+A licensee shall provide copies of records in a timely manner to a patient or another designated health care provider where the patient's continued care is contingent upon their receipt. 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.+>>

4. (No change.)

5. <<-Right or left identity->> <<+The licensee may charge a reasonable fee for the reproduction of records, which shall be no greater than an amount reasonably calculated to recoup the cost of copying or transcription+>>.

(e)-(g) (No change.)



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