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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 5. Regulation of Medical Care Facilities and Services
6/20/2018

§ 32.1-137.12. Emergencies; extensions; access to and confidentiality of patient-specific medical records and information.

A. For emergency health care, authorization may be requested by the covered person, his representative, or his provider either within forty-eight hours of or by the end of the first business day following the rendering of the emergency health care, whichever is later.

B. An entity shall promptly review a request from the covered person, his representative, or his provider for an extension of the original approved duration of health care or hospitalization. If the entity fails to confirm that termination of health care or hospitalization will occur on the original date authorized, the entity shall review retrospectively whether the extension of health care or hospitalization was medically appropriate.

C. Each entity shall have reasonable access to patient-specific medical records and information.

1998, c. 891.

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