Maine LD 736: An Act To Require Destruction of Certain Medical Records and Allow Access to Certain Death Records

LD 736 (subjects: HEALTH CARE RECORDS , RETENTION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=736&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Amy Volk of Cumberland: (R – District 30) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/5/2015 Senate Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/10/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-199) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-199) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/8/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-199).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 736 as originally introduced. L.D. 736 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-199) .

An Act To Require Destruction of Certain Medical Records and Allow Access to Certain Death Records

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 34-B MRSA 1207, sub- 1, H, as amended by PL 2011, c. 347, 10, is further amended to read:

H. The names and dates of death of individuals who died while patients at the Augusta Mental Health Institute, the Bangor Mental Health Institute, the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center or , the Riverview Psychiatric Center or the Pineland Hospital and Training Center may be made available to the public in accordance with rules adopted by the department. The rules must require the department to notify the public regarding the release of the information and to maintain the confidentiality of information concerning any deceased individual whose surviving relatives notify the department that they object to public disclosure. Rules adopted pursuant to this paragraph are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A; and

Sec. 2. 34-B MRSA 3863, sub- 10 is enacted to read:

10. Destruction of record. If, after examining a person for the purpose of providing a 2nd opinion pursuant to subsection 7, a staff physician or licensed clinical psychologist determines that the finding required for admission under subsection 2, paragraph B is not met and the person has not been medicated prior to the examination of the person, the staff physician or licensed clinical psychologist shall destroy the written application and accompanying certificate.

SUMMARY

This bill requires that when a physician or clinical psychologist has evaluated a person for the purpose of providing a 2nd opinion on whether the person meets the criteria for emergency admission to a psychiatric hospital and determines that the person does not meet the criteria, the physician or clinical psychologist must destroy the written application for emergency admission. The bill also authorizes the names and dates of death of individuals who died while patients at the Pineland Hospital and Training Center to be made available to the public in accordance with rules adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Patterns of Support

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