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144.298 PENALTIES.
    Subdivision 1. Licensing action. A violation of sections 144.291 to 144.298 may be grounds
for disciplinary action against a provider by the appropriate licensing board or agency.
    Subd. 2. Liability of provider or other person. A person who does any of the following
is liable to the patient for compensatory damages caused by an unauthorized release, plus costs
and reasonable attorney fees:
    (1) negligently or intentionally requests or releases a health record in violation of sections
144.291 to 144.297;
    (2) forges a signature on a consent form or materially alters the consent form of another
person without the person's consent; or
    (3) obtains a consent form or the health records of another person under false pretenses.
    Subd. 3. Liability for record locator service. A patient is entitled to receive compensatory
damages plus costs and reasonable attorney fees if a health information exchange maintaining a
record locator service, or an entity maintaining a record locator service for a health information
exchange, negligently or intentionally violates the provisions of section 144.293, subdivision 8.
History: 2007 c 147 art 10 s 9