Code of the District of Columbia

§ 44–105.06. Privacy and confidentiality.

(a) A resident shall have the right to the following:

(1) To access their ALA and healthcare records on demand;

(2) To have their records kept confidential and released only in accordance with their informed uncoerced consent in accordance with District and federal law;

(3) To have their records maintained during their residency;

(4) To have their records maintained for up to 3 years after discharge or death; and

(5) To have any case discussion, consultation, examination, or treatment of the resident be kept confidential.

(b) If, for any reason, a resident cannot act for him or herself, their consent shall be given on their behalf by their designated surrogate which consent shall also be uncoerced and informed.