MED PRACTICE-MEDICAL RECORDS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Authorizes the
Department of Professional Regulation to inform patients of their
right to give consent for the Department to obtain copies of the
patients' hospital and medical records. Authorizes the Department and
the Disciplinary Board to subpoena records in mandatory reporting
cases alleging death or permanent injury. Provides that the
subpoenaed information shall be kept confidential.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Replaces the title and everything after the enacting clause with
substantially identical legislation. Requires the Director of
Professional Regulation to report in writing to the Medical
Disciplinary Board decisions to require further investigation with
respect to Board determinations to close a matter because of
insufficient facts. Makes technical changes.
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Professional Regulation)
Additional staff would cost approximately $30,000 per year.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that information gathered by the Department of
Professional Regulation during its investigation is confidential.
Provides that information received pursuant to subpoena by the Medical
Disciplinary Board is confidential and that patient identifiers must
be deleted before the information is submitted to the Board.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2 (Dpt. Professional Regulation)
The cost of securing records could run $25,000 per case. There
is no fiscal impact in regard to H-am 2.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0699
Last action date: 98-08-07
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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