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Access Your Electronic Medical Records

The law has changed how much medical providers can charge for medical records. For years, Washington law (RCW 70.02.010 and WAC 246-08-400) controlled what a provider could charge for coping records. This law was enacted because healthcare providers had to pay staff to manually photocopy the records. To off-set that expense, providers were allowed to charge per page for copies, often times $1.12 per page.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-08-400

However, the law has changed because many medical providers now maintain their records electronically.  According to the Federal Law (which Trumps state law), providers may only charge a reasonable fee, which in many cases if $6.50 for a CD of your medical records.  For more information check our the following link:

http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/access/index.html#maximumflatfee