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1. If a consumer 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 consumer, on or before the date the consumer is transferred, to the facility or physician. Except as otherwise required by 42 U.S.C. § 290dd-2, the division facility is not required to obtain the oral or written consent of the consumer to forward a copy of the medical records.
2. As used in this section, “medical records” includes a medical history of the consumer, a summary of the current physical condition of the consumer and a discharge summary which contains the information necessary for the proper treatment of the consumer.
Sec. 8. (a) For the purposes of this section, “state agency” has the meaning set forth in IC 4-13-1-1.
(b) Except as provided in this section, a public agency may not charge any fee under this chapter for the following:
(1) To inspect a public record.
(2) This subdivision applies only to a school corporation and a charter school. This subdivision does not apply to a request for a search by an exclusive representative (as defined in IC 20-29-2-9). To search for a record that is in an electronic format, if the search does not exceed five (5) hours.
(3) Subject to subdivision (2), to search for, examine, or review a record to determine whether the record may be disclosed.
(4) To provide an electronic copy of a public record by electronic mail. However, a public agency may charge a fee for a public record transmitted by electronic mail if the fee for the public record is authorized under:
(A) subsection (f) or (j);
(B) section 6(c) of this chapter; or
(C) IC 36-2-7-10 or IC 36-2-7-10.1 concerning records of the county recorder.
(c) The Indiana department of administration shall establish a uniform copying fee for the copying of one (1) page of a standard-sized document by state agencies. The fee may not exceed the average cost of copying records by state agencies or ten cents ($0.10) per page, whichever is greater. A state agency may not collect more than the uniform copying fee for providing a copy of a public record. However, a state agency shall establish and collect a reasonable fee for copying nonstandard-sized documents.
(d) This subsection applies to a public agency that is not a state agency. The fiscal body (as defined in IC 36-1-2-6) of the public agency, or the governing body, if there is no fiscal body, shall establish a fee schedule for the certification or copying of documents. The fee for certification of documents may not exceed five dollars ($5) per document. The fee for copying documents may not exceed the greater of:
(1) ten cents ($0.10) per page for copies that are not color copies or twenty-five cents ($0.25) per page for color copies; or
(2) the actual cost to the agency of copying the document.
As used in this subsection, “actual cost” means the cost of paper and the per-page cost for use of copying or facsimile equipment and does not include labor costs or overhead costs. A fee established under this subsection must be uniform throughout the public agency and uniform to all purchasers.
(1) a person is entitled to a copy of a public record under this chapter; and
(2) the public agency which is in possession of the record has reasonable access to a machine capable of reproducing the public record;
the public agency must provide at least one (1) copy of the public record to the person. However, if a public agency does not have reasonable access to a machine capable of reproducing the record or if the person cannot reproduce the record by use of enhanced access under section 3.5 of this chapter, the person is only entitled to inspect and manually transcribe the record. A public agency may require that the payment for search and copying costs be made in advance.
(f) Notwithstanding subsection (b), (c), (d), (g), (h), or (i), a public agency shall collect any certification, copying, facsimile machine transmission, or search fee that is specified by statute or is ordered by a court.
(g) Except as provided by subsection (h), for providing a duplicate of a computer tape, computer disc, microfilm, law enforcement recording, or similar or analogous record system containing information owned by the public agency or entrusted to it, a public agency may charge a fee, uniform to all purchasers, that does not exceed the sum of the following:
(1) The agency's direct cost of supplying the information in that form. However, the fee for a copy of a law enforcement recording may not exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
(2) The standard cost for selling the same information to the public in the form of a publication if the agency has published the information and made the publication available for sale.
(3) In the case of the legislative services agency, a reasonable percentage of the agency's direct cost of maintaining the system in which the information is stored. However, the amount charged by the legislative services agency under this subdivision may not exceed the sum of the amounts it may charge under subdivisions (1) and (2).
(h) This subsection applies to the fee charged by a public agency for providing enhanced access to a public record. A public agency may charge any reasonable fee agreed on in the contract under section 3.5 of this chapter for providing enhanced access to public records.
(i) This subsection applies to the fee charged by a public agency for permitting a governmental entity to inspect public records by means of an electronic device. A public agency may charge any reasonable fee for the inspection of public records under this subsection, or the public agency may waive any fee for the inspection.
(j) Except as provided in subsection (k), a public agency may charge a fee, uniform to all purchasers, for providing an electronic map that is based upon a reasonable percentage of the agency's direct cost of maintaining, upgrading, and enhancing the electronic map and for the direct cost of supplying the electronic map in the form requested by the purchaser. If the public agency is within a political subdivision having a fiscal body, the fee is subject to the approval of the fiscal body of the political subdivision.
(k) The fee charged by a public agency under subsection (j) to cover costs for maintaining, upgrading, and enhancing an electronic map may be waived by the public agency if the electronic map for which the fee is charged will be used for a noncommercial purpose, including the following:
(1) Public agency program support.
(2) Nonprofit activities.
(4) Academic research.
(l) This subsection does not apply to a state agency. A fee collected under subsection (g) for the copying of a law enforcement recording may be:
(1) retained by the public agency; and
(2) used without appropriation for one (1) or more of the following purposes:
(A) To purchase cameras and other equipment for use in connection with the agency's law enforcement recording program.
(B) For training concerning law enforcement recording.
(C) To defray the expenses of storing, producing, and copying law enforcement recordings.
Money from a fee described in this subsection does not revert to the local general fund at the end of a fiscal year.
(m) This subsection applies to a school corporation and a charter school. For purposes of this subsection, “computer processing time” means the amount of time a computer takes to process a command or script to extract or copy electronically stored data that is the subject of a public records request. A school corporation or charter school may not charge a fee for the first five (5) hours required to search for records that are in an electronic format. A school corporation or charter school may charge a search fee for any time spent searching for records that are in an electronic format that exceeds five (5) hours. If the school corporation or charter school charges a search fee, the school corporation or charter school shall charge an hourly fee that does not exceed the lesser of:
(1) the hourly rate of the person making the search; or
(2) twenty dollars ($20) per hour.
A school corporation or charter school charging an hourly fee under this subsection for searching for records that are in an electronic format may charge only for time that the person making the search actually spends in searching for the records that are in an electronic format. A school corporation or charter school may not charge for computer processing time and may not establish a minimum fee for searching for records that are in an electronic format. A school corporation or charter school shall make a good faith effort to complete a search for records that are in an electronic format that is within a reasonable time in order to minimize the amount of a search fee. The fee must be prorated to reflect any search time of less than one (1) hour.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Nevada Revised Statutes Title 39. Mental Health § 433B.200. Division facility required to forward consumer’s medical records upon transfer of consumer from facility - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nv/title-39-mental-health/nv-rev-st-433b-200/
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