SB578 HFAT Shott 4-6


Delegate Shott moves to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows: Eng. Senate Bill No. 578 A BILL to amend and reenact 16-29-1 and 16-29-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating generally to copies of health care records; providing that health care records must be furnished no more than thirty days from the receipt of the request from a patient, his or her representative, authorized agent, or authorized representative; stating that electronic copies of health records may be provided in a downloadable format through a secure web portal; permitting a personal representative to act in lieu of a patient in certain circumstances; clarifying that fees shall apply to subpoenaed records; establishing fees for providing copies of health care records; and providing that the per page fee shall be adjusted annually according to the consumer price index.