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No Records Fees for Patient Attorneys

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:27 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

By Samantha Hilker

Did you know?

According to a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in May 2017, attorneys hired to represent a patient are now considered a ‘person authorized by the patient’ when it comes to how you bill for records requests? 

PAAW members can find on our site the opinion, the statute, and the current fee schedule

Member organization Bell Ambulance shared their incidental finding with us last week, and after confirming our understanding with Scott Moore, HR and Operations consultant for the American Ambulance Association, we wanted to share this information with our members and partners throughout the state. 

In summary, there is no time that any person, authorized by the patient, can be charged a “retrieval or certification” fee for requests for records.  The provider can charge the per page fee, but no the retrieval or certification fee. 

Thank you, Bell Ambulance!

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