Health care records; increases maximum copying fee that a health care provider may charge. (HB1352)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health care records; copying fees. Increases the maximum fee that a health care provider may charge for retrieving, reviewing, and preparing copies of patient records in response to a subpoena duces tecum or a request by the patient, his attorney, or his executor or administrator. The maximum fee is raised from $0.50 to $0.75 per page for up to 50 pages and from $0.25 to $0.50 per page for documents in excess of 50 pages. The bill also raises the maximum search and handling fee from $10 to $20. Amends § 8.01-413, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 11/29/2012 Committee
  • 11/29/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101146D
  • 11/29/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/08/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1352)
  • 01/10/2013 Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
  • 01/21/2013 Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 4-N)
  • 01/23/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 1-N)
  • 02/01/2013 Tabled in Courts of Justice


stephen writes:

Why Would the Government have anything to do with this issue, clearly their sticking their nose where it doesn't belong. Will they next set the price of bubble gum.

M. B. Burton writes:

Here they go again. They no longer raise TAXES just those rotten FEES! I'm sure this will pass but I am totally against it.