Management of Health Information
in Washington State
Federal and State Regulations
(formerly called the WSHIMA Legislative Manual)
WSHIMA Legal Portal is being updated. It should be finalized by February 28, 2020.
Author: John Christiansen, Christiansen IT Law
Legal Portal Description
Management of Health Information in Washington State – Federal and State Regulations is a completely new, up-to-date look at the changes the legislation of the last several years has complicated how Health Care providers and Health Information Managers document and manage health information. New Federal Laws such as the Affordable Care Act, the HITECH Act, and the Omnibus Rule and substantial amendments to Washington’s Uniform Health Care Information Act have changed some of the fundamentals of release of information, access to healthcare information and other related issues of concern to healthcare providers and the professionals who manage the information.
The following Table of Contents show the topics covered:
Table of Contents:
- Explanation of the Principle Laws
- Patient Notices, Authorizations, and Consent
- Personal Representatives
- Patient Rights with Respect to Information Access
- General Rules for Release of Information
- Disclosures for Legal Proceedings
- Sensitive Information: Sexually Transmitted diseases
- Sensitive Information: Alcohol and Drug Treatment
- Sensitive Information: Mental Health Information
- Vital Statistics Reporting
- Communicable Disease and Other Public Health Reporting
- Decedents, Coroner, and Medical Examiner Reporting
- Use and Disclosure for Research Purposes
- Responding to unauthorized Disclosure of Information, Security Breaches and Identity Theft
- A Complete Glossary of Terms
About the Author:
John R. Christiansen has been practicing health information law in Washington since the early 1990s. His clients include hospitals and other health care providers, government agencies and academic institutions, and technology service vendors. He is active in national and regional professional associations including WSHIMA, and is currently Chair of the Washington State Bar Association Health Law Section.
Legal Portal Access Instructions
When you order online, you will be asked for the email addresses for each of the subscribers. Once your payment has been received, access instructions will be emailed to each of these email addresses within two business days from receipt of payment. If you have already purchased and have not received your access instruction email, please email us at email@example.com to access the portal.
Click here to access the portal after you have created your login.
Click here to subscribe!
Access to the WSHIMA Legal Handbook Web Portal is obtained by a yearly subscription. The subscription will run from June 1st – May 31st of each year. Prorated payments will not be available.
Subscribers will receive an annual renewal notice. The yearly renewal rates below will apply.
This publication is being sold by a yearly subscription access. WSHIMA has found it almost impossible to keep up with timely updates because the laws and regulations have changed so quickly. Updating and mailing out hard copies or electronic files is no longer optimal when we can update the electronic version here and offer our subscribers a much faster updating process.
When you register online, you will have the option to pay by mail with a check or pay online with a credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, or Visa). If you are paying by check, “offline/mail” under payment options in the shopping cart. You will later see instructions to print the invoice page and mail your payment to KnowledgeConnex. The mailing address will be on the invoice.
One Year Renewal
(if still student)