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§ 90‑411.  Recordcopy fee.

A health care provider may charge a reasonable fee to cover the costsincurred in searching, handling, copying, and mailing medical records to thepatient or the patient's designated representative. The maximum fee for eachrequest shall be seventy‑five cents (75¢) per page for the first 25pages, fifty cents (50¢) per page for pages 26 through 100, and twenty‑fivecents (25¢) for each page in excess of 100 pages, provided that the health careprovider may impose a minimum fee of up to ten dollars ($10.00), inclusive ofcopying costs. If requested by the patient or the patient's designatedrepresentative, nothing herein shall limit a reasonable professional feecharged by a physician for the review and preparation of a narrative summary ofthe patient's medical record. This section shall only apply with respect toliability claims for personal injury, and claims for social securitydisability, except that charges for medical records and reports related toclaims under Article 1 of Chapter 97 of the General Statutes shall be governedby the fees established by the North Carolina Industrial Commission pursuant toG.S. 97‑26.1. This section shall not apply to Department of Health andHuman Services Disability Determination Services requests for copies of medicalrecords made on behalf of an applicant for Social Security or SupplementalSecurity Income disability. (1993, c. 529, s. 4.3; 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 679, s. 5.5; 1995(Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 742, s. 36; 1997‑443, ss. 11.3, 11A.118(b).)