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The DC Code: § 3-1210.11 Patient or client records.

Index3 District of Columbia Boards and Commissions. (Refs & Annos)
a
Upon written request from a patient or client, or person authorized to have access to the patient's record under a health care power of attorney for the patient or client, the health care provider having custody and control of the patient's or client's record shall furnish, within a reasonable period of time, a complete and current copy of that record. If the patient or client is deceased, the request may be made by:
1
A person authorized immediately prior to the decedent's death to have access to the patient's or client's record under a health care power of attorney for the patient;
2
The executor for the decedent's estate;
3
The temporary executor for the decedent's estate;
4
The administrator for the decedent's estate;
5
The temporary administrator for the decedent's estate; or
6
Any survivor of the decedent.
b
(1) A health care provider may require the patient or client, or person authorized to have access to the patient's or client's record, to pay a reasonable fee for copying, as determined by the board through rulemaking.
2
For the purposes of this subsection, the term "record" includes a copy of a bill that has been requested by an individual but excludes x-rays.
c
Medical or client records shall be maintained for a minimum period of 3 years from the date of last contact for an adult and a minimum period of 3 years after a minor reaches the age of majority.

Historical and Statutory

Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2(k) of Health Occupations Revision General Amendment Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-146, July 28, 2009, 56 DCR 6308). Legislative History of Laws For Law 18-26, see notes following § 3-1201.01. DC CODE § 3-1210.11 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 1011, as added July 18, 2009, D.C. Law 18-26, § 2(k), 56 DCR 4043.)