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How long does a medical provider have to provide information to a patient? Is it a federal mandate or do individual states have a different timeline?

How long does a medical provider have to provide information to a patient? Is it a federal mandate or do individual states have a different timeline? in topic Medical Records and HIPAA

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HIPAA requires medical providers to release the patient's records within 30 days after the request is received (https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/access/inde...). Some states have laws that require the release of medical records in fewer than 30 days.