Bill Status of HB4116 100th General Assembly
Short Description: MEDICAL RECORD COPIES
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
| 4/13/2018||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, a health care facility or health care practitioner shall provide a patient's records without charge if the records are being requested by the patient for use in supporting an application, claim, or appeal relating to a government benefit or program. Provides that if the health care facility or health care practitioner maintains records in electronic form, the health care facility or health care practitioner shall provide the copy to the patient in either electronic or paper form, as required by the government entity administering the benefit or program, or at the request of the patient. Effective immediately.