2010 Tennessee Code
Title 63 - Professions Of The Healing Arts
Chapter 2 - Medical Records
63-2-102 - Costs of reproduction, copying or mailing of records.

63-2-102. Costs of reproduction, copying or mailing of records.

(a)  The party requesting the patient's records is responsible to the provider for the reasonable costs of copying and mailing such patient's records. For other than records involving workers' compensation cases, such reasonable costs shall not exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) for medical records forty (40) pages or less in length and twenty-five cents (25¢) per page for each page copied after the first forty (40) pages and the actual cost of mailing. Any third-party provider of record copying and related services shall be subject to the reasonable cost limits contained in this section and shall not impose any charge or fee for such services in excess of such cost limits. The costs charged for reproducing records of patients involved in a workers' compensation claim shall be as defined in § 50-6-204.

(b)  Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as superseding any provision of law that establishes specific costs for the reproduction, copying or mailing of records.

(c)  Payment of such costs may be required by the provider prior to the records being furnished. Upon payment of the costs described in this section, the patient or a patient's authorized representative shall have the right to receive the medical records without delay.

(d)  In workers' compensation cases, a request for medical records shall include a medical or anatomical impairment rating as required by § 50-6-246.

[Acts 1990, ch. 1067, § 1; 1996, ch. 881, § 3; 1997, ch. 425, §§ 1, 2; 2000, ch. 825, § 1; 2002, ch. 523, § 2.]  

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