Below is the Rhode Island 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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(see Section 11.2, at pages 23-24 of the PDF)
- $0.75 per page for the first 50 pages
- $0.50 per page for each additional page
- Maximum fee of $125 if the total number of pages is greater than 225
- Special handling fee of an additional $20.00 if records must be delivered within 48 hours of request
- Copying of x-rays or other documents not reproducible by photocopy at physician’s actual cost plus clerical fees not to exceed $25.00
Third Party Requestors
- $2.50 for the first 10 pages
- $0.75 for the next 50 pages
- $0.50 for each additional page
- Actual postage costs
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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