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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 sections 144.291 to 144.298.