Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–661.06. Medical record documentation requirements.

(a) The attending physician shall document and file in the medical record of the patient requesting a covered medication:

(1) All oral requests by a patient for a covered medication;

(2) All written requests by a patient for a covered medication;

(3) The attending physician's:

(A) Diagnosis and prognosis of the patient;

(B) Determination that the patient is a District resident and is capable, acting voluntarily, and has made an informed decision when requesting a covered medication;

(C) Offer to the patient to rescind his or her request for a covered medication before the patient makes his or her second oral request;

(D) Notation that all requirements under this chapter have been met; and

(E) Notation regarding all steps taken to carry out the patient's request for a covered medication, including a notation of the covered medication prescribed;

(4) The consulting physician's:

(A) Diagnosis and prognosis of the patient;

(B) Verification that the patient is capable, acting voluntarily, and has made an informed decision when requesting a covered medication; and

(5) If a patient is referred to counseling pursuant to § 7-661.04, a report by the psychiatrist or psychologist of the outcome and determinations made during counseling.


(Feb. 18, 2017, D.C. Law 21-182, § 7, 63 DCR 15697.)

Applicability

Section 7018 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 18 of D.C. Law 21-182. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 21-182 has been implemented.

A certification dated June 6, 2017, that the fiscal effect of the Death with Dignity Act of 2016, D.C. Law 21-182, has been included in an approved budget and financial plan was published in the D.C. Register on June 16, 2017 (64 DCR 5670). Therefore the creation of this section by that amendment has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-182: § 18 of D.C. Law 21-182 provided that the creation of this section by § 7 of D.C. Law 21-182 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 18 of D.C. Law 21-182, see § 7018 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 18 of D.C. Law 21-182, see § 7018 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).