Florida Medical Records Laws
|Who Has Access to Records?||Patient or his/her legal representative or health care provider except for psychological or psychiatric records which may be provided as a report instead of copies of records (§456.057); patient's guardian, curator, or personal representative, anyone authorized in writing (§395.3025)|
|What Privileges Apply to Medical Records?||Psychotherapist-patient (§456.059)|
|Mandatory Reporting Requirements||Physicians must report cases of tuberculosis and STDs to Dept. of Health (§384.25, §392.53)|
|Patient Consent and Waiver||Medical records not disclosed unless patient gives written authorizations exceptions to the written authorization as provided in (§456.057)|
|Provisions Related to HIV/AIDS||Confidential with exceptions to nondisclosure as provided in §381.004 (3)(e)|
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