2017 update on maximum charges for copies of medical records in Illinois
The 2017 maximum fees that can be charged for copying medical records are as follows:
- Paper: $1.02 per page for the first 25 pages, $0.68 per page for pages 26 to 50, and $0.34 per page for each page in excess of 50.
- Microfiche or microfilm: $1.71 per page for copies made from microfiche or microfilm (records retrieved from digital formats do not qualify as microfiche or microfilm).
- Electronic records: The charge for copies made from electronic records cannot exceed 50 percent of the per page charge for paper copies. This charge includes the cost of each CD-ROM, DVD, or other storage media. Any records already maintained in an electronic or digital format must be provided in an electronic format if so requested unless the records system prohibits the facility or practitioner from doing so and the requester is informed in writing of such limitation.
- X-rays and pictures: The facility or practitioner can charge for the reasonable cost of duplication of any record material or information that cannot be routinely copied or duplicated on a standard copy machine, such as x-rays films or pictures.
If you have any questions about charges for copies of medical records in Illinois or any other state such as Michigan, Ohio, or Florida, please contact the attorneys below.