HB 1689 Medical records or papers; fee limits, penalty for failure to provide.
Gregory D. Habeeb | all patrons    ...    notes
| add to my profiles

Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Requests for medical records or papers; fee limits; penalty for failure to provide. Provides that the requestor of medical records or papers has the option of specifying in which format the records or papers are to be produced. The bill allows a health care provider to produce such records or papers in paper or other hard copy format if the items are requested to be produced in electronic format, but the health care provider does not maintain such items in an electronic format or have the capability to produce items in an electronic format. The bill increases from 15 to 30 days the time allowed for health care providers to comply with a request received for records or papers. The bill imposes maximum charges for the production of requested medical records or papers, which vary depending on the format in which the records are produced. The bill sets a maximum total fee of $150 for requests made on or after July 1, 2017, but before July 1, 2021, and $160 for requests made on or after July 1, 2021. The bill directs a provider to comply with a subpoena duces tecum by returning the specified records or papers either on the return date on the subpoena, or five days after receipt of a certification sent by the issuing party, whichever is later. If a court finds that such records or papers are not produced (i) for a reason other than compliance with privacy requirements or (ii) due to an inability to retrieve or access such records or papers, the subpoenaing party shall be entitled to a rebuttable presumption that expenses and attorney fees related to the failure to produce such records shall be awarded by the court.

Full text:
01/06/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103596D  pdf | impact statement
02/01/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17103596D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/24/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1689ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0457)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/06/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103596D
01/06/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/23/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: Read first time
02/01/17  House: Read second time
02/01/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB1689E
02/01/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17103596D-E
02/02/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Read third time
02/20/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/20/17  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/21/17  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/17  House: Enrolled
02/24/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1689ER)
02/24/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/28/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 457 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0457)