A fee for medical record copies may apply. A patient whose records are copied and
sent to another healthcare provider for the purpose of continuing to receive medical care does not
pay a fee for medical record copies. Requests for medical record copies for any use other than
medical care will be billed. The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits healthcare providers to impose a
reasonable, cost-based fee to an individual requesting a copy of medical records. The fee may only
include the cost of labor, supplies and postage.