Date of enactment: April 21, 1998
1997 Senate Bill 319 Date of publication*: May 5, 1998
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1995-96: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1997 WISCONSIN ACT 157
An Act to amend 146.83 (4) (b); and to create 146.83 (1m) of the statutes; relating to: release of patient health care records to the patient's health care provider.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
157,1 Section 1. 146.83 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
146.83 (1m) (a) A patient's health care records shall be provided to the patient's health care provider upon request and, except as provided in s. 146.82 (2), with a statement of informed consent.
(b) The health care provider under par. (a) may be charged reasonable costs for the provision of the patient's health care records.
157,2 Section 2. 146.83 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
146.83 (4) (b) Conceal or withhold a patient health care record with intent to prevent or obstruct an investigation or prosecution or with intent to prevent its release to the patient, to his or her guardian appointed under ch. 880, to his or her health care provider with a statement of informed consent, or under the conditions specified in s. 146.82 (2), or to a person with the a statement of informed written consent of the patient or with intent to prevent or obstruct an investigation or prosecution.
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