2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Health Care
Article 40.5 - Occupational Therapy Practice Act
§ 12-40.5-109.5. Protection of medical records - licensee's obligations - verification of compliance - noncompliance grounds for discipline - rules

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-40.5-109.5 (2016) What's This?

(1) Each occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant responsible for patient records shall develop a written plan to ensure the security of patient medical records. The plan must address at least the following:

(a) The storage and proper disposal of patient medical records;

(b) The disposition of patient medical records if the licensee dies, retires, or otherwise ceases to practice or provide occupational therapy services to patients; and

(c) The method by which patients may access or obtain their medical records promptly if any of the events described in paragraph (b) of this subsection (1) occurs.

(2) A licensee shall inform each patient in writing of the method by which the patient may access or obtain his or her medical records if an event described in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section occurs.

(3) Upon initial licensure under this article and upon renewal of a license, the applicant or licensee shall attest to the director that he or she has developed a plan in compliance with this section.

(4) A licensee who fails to comply with this section is subject to discipline in accordance with section 12-40.5-110.

(5) The director may adopt rules reasonably necessary to implement this section.

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