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SF 4135

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/10/2020 08:50am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health care; prohibiting health care facilities or providers from denying
services because patient refuses to sign a facility's consent form; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.293, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.293, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Patient consent to release of records.

new text begin(a) new text endA provider, or a person who receives
health records from a provider, may not release a patient's health records to a person without:

(1) a signed and dated consent from the patient or the patient's legally authorized
representative authorizing the release;

(2) specific authorization in law; or

(3) a representation from a provider that holds a signed and dated consent from the
patient authorizing the release.

new text begin (b) A provider or health care facility shall not withhold services or treatment or refuse
to provide services or treatment to a patient solely because the patient or the patient's legally
authorized representative refuses to authorize or alters in any way the provider's or health
care facility's consent form under this section or section 144.295.
new text end