36-2-16. Medical records released to patient or designee on request--Expenses paid by patient--Violation as misdemeanor. A licensee of the healing arts shall provide copies of all medical records, reports and X-rays pertinent to the health of the patient, if available, to a patient or the patient's designee upon receipt by the licensee of a written request or a legible copy of a written request signed by the patient. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. The licensee may require before delivery that the patient pay the actual reproduction and mailing expense.
Source: SL 1979, ch 236, § 2; SL 1981, ch 258, § 3; SL 1992, ch 158, § 69.
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