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SF 3488

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/06/2020 02:56pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; specifying when a health care provider must furnish requested
medical records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.292, subdivisions
2, 5.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.292, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Patient access.

Upon request, a provider shall supply to a patient new text beginor a patient's
authorized representative within 15 business days of receiving a written request for medical
records
new text endcomplete and current information possessed by that provider concerning any
diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the patient in terms and language the patient can
reasonably be expected to understand.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.292, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Copies of health records to patients.

Except as provided in section 144.296,
upon a patient's written request, a provider, at a reasonable cost to the patient, shall deleted text beginpromptlydeleted text end
furnish to the patientnew text begin or the patient's authorized representative within 15 business days of
receiving a written request for medical records
new text end:

(1) copies of the patient's health record, including but not limited to laboratory reports,
x-rays, prescriptions, and other technical information used in assessing the patient's health
conditions; or

(2) the pertinent portion of the record relating to a condition specified by the patient.

With the consent of the patient, the provider may instead furnish only a summary of the
record. The provider may exclude from the health record written speculations about the
patient's health condition, except that all information necessary for the patient's informed
consent must be provided.