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North Dakota Medical Records Laws

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Applicable Code Sections
23-12-14; 33-07-01.1-20
Who Has Access to Records? Patient (if a minor, patient's parent or guardian)
Requesting Copies: Procedures and Regulations A patient may submit a signed authorization requesting a copy of the patient's medical records and/or bills. Upon such request, the provider must provide a copy of the record/bill, and may charge up to $20 for the first 25 pages and $0.75 for pages 26 and beyond for copies provided in paper or facsimile format, or up to $30 for the first 25 pages and $0.25 for pages 26 and beyond for copies provided in electronic, digital, or other computerized format. These charges include any administration or retrieval fee, or postal expense. (23-12-14)
What Privileges Apply to Medical Records? Physicians and psychotherapists (Ev. R. 503)
Mandatory Reporting Requirements Child abuse and communicable diseases designated by Dept. of Health (§§23-07-01; 50-25.1-01)
Patient Consent and Waiver -
Insurance Companies -
Provisions Related to HIV/AIDS Information regarding HIV infection is strictly confidential; release subject to §23-07-02.2)

Note: State laws are not considered permanent and may change at any time, most often through the enactment of newly signed legislation but sometimes through higher court decisions or other means. You may want to contact a North Dakota health care attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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