Division facility required to forward patient’s medical records upon transfer of patient from facility.
1. If a patient in a division facility is transferred to another division facility or to a medical facility, a facility for the dependent or a physician licensed to practice medicine, the division facility shall forward a copy of the medical records of the patient, on or before the date the patient is transferred, to the facility or physician. Except as otherwise required by 42 U.S.C. §§ 290dd-3 and 290ee-3, the division facility is not required to obtain the oral or written consent of the patient to forward a copy of the medical records.
2. As used in this section, “medical records” includes a medical history of the patient, a summary of the current physical condition of the patient and a discharge summary which contains the information necessary for the proper treatment of the patient.
Last modified: February 27, 2006