Tuesday, January 29, 2013

HB 1352: The Cost of Seeing Your Medical Records

Virginia House Bill 1352 would, if enacted, double the cost of obtaining a copy of your own or a family member's medical records:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+ful+HB1352

Actually, the existing law seems more disrespectful of patients' rights than the proposed change. What medical record could possibly do more harm to a patient's health than the claim that the patient isn't fit to see his or her own records?