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Release of Records

An occupational therapist shall provide one copy of the client record of the occupational therapy services provided by the licensee within thirty (30) days of a written request by the client, the client's guardian or any other party designated by the client or the client's guardian.

Fees

An occupational therapist may charge a fee for the reproduction of the client record. Such fee shall be no greater than $1.00 per page or $100.00 for the entire record, whichever is less. If the record request is less than 10 pages, the occupational therapist may charge up to $10.00 to cover postage and the miscellaneous costs associated with retrieval of the record.

An occupational therapist may provide a summary of the client record, unless otherwise required by law, provided that the summary adequately reflects the history of the occupational therapy services provided to the client. If a summary is provided, the charge for the summary shall not exceed $1.00 per page or $100.00, whichever is less. If the summary provided is less than 10 pages, the occupational therapist may charge up to $10.00 to cover postage and the miscellaneous costs associated with producing the summary

When a report is needed to enable a client to receive ongoing care by another practitioner or for use in judicial proceedings, an occupational therapist shall not require advance payment as a condition for releasing the report, except that an occupational therapist may require advance payment for release of a report prepared by the occupational therapist for use by the occupational therapist as an expert witness on behalf of the client.

Citation

N.J.A.C. ยง 13:44K-10.3

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