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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3648        FILED ON: 3/29/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3615

By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Harold  P. Naughton, Jr. relative to the fees for records of hospital patients.  Public Health.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3917 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to health care records.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. SECTION 1. Section 12CC of Chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following sentence:—

              For the purpose of this section the word “reasonable fee” shall mean a fee of not more that twenty five cents per page of records, and not more than twenty dollars per hour for clerical and administrative expenses.

              SECTION 2. Section 70 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following sentence:—

              For the purpose of this section the word “reasonable fee” shall mean a fee of not more that twenty-five cents per page of records, and not more that twenty dollars per hour of clerical and administrative expenses.

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