Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7078
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Harrell) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 330 - 374
    4  and insert:
    5  representative” means a client’s legal guardian or, if the
    6  client is younger than 18 years old, the client’s parent or
    7  legal guardian.
    8         (2)(a)Within 14 working days after receiving a written
    9  request from a former or current client or that client’s legal
   10  representative, a provider shall furnish a true and correct copy
   11  of all records, including medical, care and treatment, and
   12  interdisciplinary records, as applicable to that client, in the
   13  possession of the provider.
   14         (b) If a provider maintains a system of electronic health
   15  records as defined in s. 408.051, the provider shall furnish the
   16  requested records in the manner chosen by the requester, which
   17  may include paper documents, electronic format, access through a
   18  web-based patient portal, or submission through a client’s
   19  electronic personal health record.
   20         (3)Within 10 working days after receiving such a request
   21  by a former or current client or that client’s legal
   22  representative, a provider shall provide access to examine the
   23  original records, microforms, or other suitable reproductions of
   24  the records in its possession. A provider may impose any
   25  reasonable terms necessary to ensure that the records will not
   26  be damaged, destroyed, or altered.
   27         (4)A provider may charge the requester no more than the
   28  reasonable costs of reproducing the records, including
   29  reasonable staff time. Such charges apply to all records