UPDATE TO ARTICLE
Authorization to Release Confidential Health Information
I HEREBY AUTHORIZE: Ο Dr. Katrina Iiams-Hauser, ND
Ο Facility/Doctor’s Name:_______________________________________________________________________
TO RELEASE: Ο Complete Chart Record (does not include billing information or radiographic images)
Ο Chart Notes: Ο All Ο Specify:___________________________________________________________
Ο Labs/Reports: Ο All Ο Specify:___________________________________________________________
Ο Billing Records: Ο All Ο Specify:__________________________________________________________
Ο X-rays/Radiographic Images (specify):___________________________________________________________
FROM THE HEALTH RECORD OF: Name:____________________________________________________________
DOB:____________Soc. Sec. Number:___________________Daytime Phone:__________________ext.:_________
Are you releasing your own records: Ο Yes Ο No
If not, what is your relationship to the patient?_______________________________________________________
TO BE RELEASED TO: Ο Patients for Patients Medical Ο Self (please provide current address below)
Ο Facility/Doctor’s Name:_______________________________________________________________
FOR THE PURPOSE OF: Ο Adjunctive/Concurrent Care Ο Transfer of Care Ο Other:_____________
I understand that unless revoked, this authorization is valid for 90 days from the date of signing. I understand that
I may revoke this authorization in writing at any time except to the extent disclosure has already been made in accordance with this document. Unless specifically excluded, this authorization includes release of specially protected information requiring my explicit authorization for release. This includes referral, diagnosis, and treatment information related to: (check the accompanying box(es) below to EXCLUDE the information from authorization)
Ο Substance abuse Ο Mental health conditions/Psychotherapy Ο Sexually transmitted infections and
I understand that my healthcare information is protected by state and federal regulations that protect the confidentiality of this information and that my healthcare information may not be released or disclosed without my written authorization, unless otherwise provided by law. I also understand that I do not have to sign this form as a condition for receiving treatment and that I am entitled to a copy of this authorization form at the time of signing. I understand that if I request records for personal use, to hand-carry to another health provider, or for parties not involved in my healthcare, there may be a charge. ‘Non-emergency’ release of records may take up to 15 working days. Emergency requests will be given priority processing. ‘Emergency’ status applies only to release of records directly to another healthcare provider for urgent patient care. There is no charge to release records to another healthcare provider.
Patient’s Signature:_______________________________________________ Date:_________________
Rep./Guardian’s Signature:_________________________________________ Date:_________________
PATIENTS BEWARE OF PESTICIDES IN YOUR CANNABIS PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM THE STATE MARKET
With a merging market between recreational and medical marijuana fast approaching, some want to see pesticide testing requirements implemented to make sure the products will be safe for patients come July 1.
“What we would like to see is when patients go in to purchase their products, that they’re guaranteed the products were tested for contaminants and pesticides,” said Tracy Sirrine with Patients for Patients Medical.
Washington does not require laboratories to test for pesticides. Sirrine is part of the effort to push for those requirements. She has gathered more than 40 recreational marijuana products from shops throughout the state to find out if they pose a threat. Trace Analytics located in Spokane will test the products to see which, if any, pesticides are present in the product.
“It’s really important for people, especially like cancer patients, when they receive their concentrated oils made from cannabis that they do not have contaminants or pesticides in them,” Sirrine said.
People who are licensed to grow marijuana can use pesticides. The state has a list of just over 200 approved products.
ALL PATIENT DESIGNATED PROVIDER’S MUST BE PRESENT AT TIME OF PATIENTS APPOINTMENT TO SIGN THEIR CONSENT FOR PROVIDER AGREEMENT PER WASHINGTON STATE LAW , DOH
Designated providers and the patient MUST both register with the WA ST DOH. You can register for $1- $10 at any retail outlet that is medically endorsed.