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Charging for Medical Records

Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
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How much can I charge for medical records?
Are patients entitled to obtain their records?



Original copies of medical records are the property of the treating physician. However, Illinois law (735 ILCS 5/8-2006) does give patients the right to obtain copies of those records in a reasonable time. This section also provides that the patient's authorized attorney has the same right to obtain the patient's records but must pay the same fees.

  • Handling Charge: $27.33
  • Copy pages 1-25: $1.02
  • Copy pages 26-50: $0.68
  • Copy pages in excess of 50: $0.34
  • Copies from microfiche or microfilm: $1.71
  • Reasonable actual costs for x-ray copying

Records provided in electronic format (on CD, etc - via scanning, etc.) can be billed at an amount equal to 50% of the above amounts.Link to these fees on the comptrollers site:

For additional clarification and critical information on charging for copies of medical records visit



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