Change: Texas Health and Safety Code
09-02-2009

 Effective September 1, 2009, the changes made by the Texas Legislature regarding the cost of delivery of medical records has gone into effect. Based on the HB no. 4029, a hospital can now not charge more than $75.00 for medical records it they are requested in a digital format. This, regardless of the amount of pages. 

The new law, Texas Health and Safety Code 241.151(2) has been amended to read in part as follows: 

   (3)  if the requested records are provided on a digital or other electronic medium and the requesting party requests delivery in a digital or electronic medium, including electronic mail:

                   (A)  a retrieval or processing fee, which may not to exceed $75; and

                   (B)  the actual cost of mailing, shipping, or otherwise delivering the provided copies.

This change should prove to be benficial to those clients whose cases require a lot of medical records. 

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