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What is the maximum you can charge to supply a court with a copy of a whole set of patient records?


7 September 2011

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Q: What is the maximum you can charge to supply a court with a copy of a whole set of patient records?

A: The Data Protection Act 1998 stipulates that a maximum fee of £10 may be charged for supplying health records that are automatically processed (ie, on a computer) or a maximum fee of £50 for supplying health records that are in a manual format.

Q: What is the maximum you can charge to supply a court with a copy of a whole set of patient records?

Q: What is the maximum you can charge to supply a court with a copy of a whole set of patient records?

A: The Data Protection Act 1998 stipulates that a maximum fee of £10 may be charged for supplying health records that are automatically processed (ie, on a computer) or a maximum fee of £50 for supplying health records that are in a manual format.

Q: What is the maximum you can charge to supply a court with a copy of a whole set of patient records?

A: The Data Protection Act 1998 stipulates that a maximum fee of £10 may be charged for supplying health records that are automatically processed (ie, on a computer) or a maximum fee of £50 for supplying health records that are in a manual format.

If the health records are a mixture of both automated and manual records, then the maximum fee of £50 may be charged. This answer relates only to live patients, who are covered by the Data Protection Act 1998. The answer is different regarding fees charged for deceased patients under Access to Health Records Act 1990.

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