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253B.0921 Access to medical records.

A treating physician who makes medical decisions regarding the prescription and administration of medication for treatment of a mental illness has access to the relevant sections of a patient's health records on past administration of medication at any treatment facility, if the patient lacks the capacity to authorize the release of records. Upon request of a treating physician under this section, a treatment facility shall supply complete information relating to the past records on administration of medication of a patient subject to this chapter. A patient who has the capacity to authorize the release of data retains the right to make decisions regarding access to medical records as provided by section 144.335.

HIST: 1997 c 217 art 1 s 61; 1998 c 313 s 10

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