§115.29. Patient access.

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§115.29. Patient access.
Short Title
Official Text §115.29. Patient access.
Country/Jurisdiction United States
State or Province Pennsylvania
Regulatory Bodies
Date Enacted

Scope of the Law Health
Information

Taxonomy Decisional Interference, Increased Accessibility
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Text of the law

§ 115.29. Patient access.
Patients or patient designees shall be given access to or a copy of their medical records, or both, in accordance with § 103.22(b)(15) (relating to implementation). Upon the death of a patient, the hospital shall provide, upon request, to the executor of the decedent’s estate or, in the absence of an executor, the next of kin responsible for the disposition of the remains, access to all medical records of the deceased patient. The patient or the patient’s next of kin may be charged for the cost of reproducing the copies; however, the charges shall be reasonably related to the cost of making the copy. Increased Accessibility, Decisional Interference



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