WAC 246-919-620: Cooperation with investigation

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Published: 2015

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WAC 246-919-620









Cooperation with investigation.









(1) A licensee must comply with a request, under RCW 70.02.050, for health care records or documents from an investigator who is acting on behalf of the disciplining authority pursuant to RCW 18.130.050(2) by submitting the requested items within fourteen calendar days of receipt of the request by the licensee or the licensee's attorney, whichever is first. If the licensee fails to comply with the request within fourteen calendar days, the investigator shall contact the licensee or the licensee's attorney by letter as a reminder.
(a) Investigators may extend the time for response if the licensee requests an extension for a period not to exceed seven calendar days. Other requests for extension may be granted by the commission chair or the commission's designee.
(b) If the licensee fails to comply with the request within three business days after the receipt of the written reminder, a statement of charges shall be issued pursuant to RCW 18.130.180(8) and, if there is sufficient evidence to support additional charges, those charges may be included in the statement of charges.
(2) A licensee must comply with a request for nonhealth care records or documents from an investigator who is acting on behalf of the commission pursuant to RCW 18.130.050(2) by submitting the requested items within fourteen calendar days of receipt of the request by the licensee or the licensee's attorney, whichever is first. If the licensee fails to comply with the request within fourteen calendar days, the investigator shall contact the licensee or the licensee's attorney by letter as a reminder.
(a) Investigators may extend the time for response if the licensee requests an extension for a period not to exceed seven calendar days. Other requests for extension may be granted by the commission chair or the commission's designee.
(b) If the licensee fails to comply with the request within three business days after the receipt of the written reminder, then a subpoena shall be served upon the licensee to obtain the requested items.
(c) If the licensee fails to comply with the subpoena, a statement of charges shall be issued pursuant to RCW 18.130.180(8) and, if there is sufficient evidence to support additional charges, then those charges may be included in the statement of charges.
(3) A licensee must comply with a request for information from an investigator who is acting on behalf of the commission pursuant to RCW 18.130.050(2). This information may include, but is not limited to, an explanation of the matter under investigation, curriculum vitae, continuing medical education credits, malpractice action summaries, or hospital affiliations. The licensee will submit the requested information within fourteen calendar days of receipt of the request by the licensee or the licensee's attorney, whichever is first. If the licensee fails to comply with the request within fourteen calendar days, the investigator shall contact the licensee or the licensee's attorney by letter as a reminder.
(a) Investigators may extend the time for response if the licensee requests an extension for a period not to exceed seven calendar days. Other requests for extension may be granted by the commission chair or the commission's designee.
(b) If the licensee fails to comply with the written reminder within three business days after the receipt of the reminder, a statement of charges shall be issued pursuant to RCW 18.130.180(8) and, if there is sufficient evidence to support additional charges, then those charges may be included in the statement of charges.
(4) In negotiating a settlement on a statement of charges based on RCW 18.130.180(8), the reviewing commission member may take into consideration whether the licensee has complied with the request after the statement of charges has been issued. Any settlement proposal shall be presented to the commission or a duly constituted panel of the commission for a decision on ratification and until ratified, the settlement is not final.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-620, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]