Fifty-sixth Legislature

First Regular Session

House: MAPS DP 14-0-0-1

HB2339: prisoners; medical records; family access

Sponsor: Representative Shah, LD 5

Caucus & COW


Allows prisoners to authorize the Department of Corrections (DOC) to release their medical records to immediate family or to a designated individual.


DOC has a Medical Services Division that oversees the Contract Monitoring Bureau and ensure DOC's healthcare providers comply with all aspects of their contracts and provide inmates healthcare services in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations (DOC, Medical Services).


1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NotePermits a prisoner to authorize DOC to release his medical records to an immediate family member or to a designated individual. (Sec. 1)

2.   Stipulates that the authorization must be on a form prescribed by DOC that includes a release that complies with federal privacy standards. (Sec. 1)

3.   Requires DOC to release medical records within 15 calendar days after receiving the prisoner's authorization. (Sec. 1)

4.   Allows DOC to charge a fee to copy and produce the prisoner's medical records, unless produced electronically. (Sec. 1)

5.   Defines medical record. (Sec. 1)





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