Below is the Colorado state statute which controls the amount of money that doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers can charge for copies of medical records provided to the patient or the patient’s attorney for use in personal injury or wrongful death civil cases. Note that there may be other statutes which pertain to workers’ compensation claims, Social Security disability matters, etc.
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Colorado law establishes the following reasonable fees that a health care facility may charge a third party. The fees may not exceed the following:
Discharged Patient or Personal Representative:
■ For the first ten pages: $14.00
■ For the next thirty pages (pages 11 through 40): $0.50 per page
■ Each additional page after page 40 : $0.33 per page (all records except those stored on microfilm) or $1.50 per page (records stored on microfilm)
■ Actual shipping costs
■ Applicable sales tax
Other Representatives of the Discharged Patient:
■ For the first ten pages: $16.50
■ For the next thirty pages (pages 11 through 40): $0.75 per page
■ Each additional page after page 40 : $0.50 per page
If you are aware of an additional or different medical records copying costs statute which should be posted for this state, please send a link to the relevant statute to Tom Lamb.
Likewise, any clarifications, corrections, or updates regarding the statute shown for this state should be submitted to Tom Lamb.
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