H.P. 283 - L.D. 363
An Act to Ensure Patient Access to Medical Records
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1711, 5th ¶, as amended by PL 1997, c. 793, Pt. A, §1 and affected by §10, is further amended to read:
Reasonable costs incurred by the hospital in making and providing copies of medical records and additions to medical records
, must be borne by the requesting person and the hospital may require payment prior to responding to the request. The charge for copies of records may not exceed $10 for the first page and 35¢ for each additional page.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1711-A, as amended by PL 1997, c. 793, Pt. A, §2, affected by PL 1999, c. 3, §§3 and 5 and affected by c. 512, Pt. A, §6, is further amended to read:
§1711-A. Fees charged for records
Whenever a health care practitioner defined in section 1711-B furnishes requested copies of a patient's treatment record or a medical report or an addition to a treatment record or medical report to the patient or the patient's authorized representative, the charge for the copies or the report may not exceed the reasonable costs incurred by the health care practitioner in making and providing the copies or the report. The charge for copies of records may not exceed $10 for the first page and 35¢ for each additional page.
Effective September 13, 2003, unless otherwise indicated.
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