Q: As a physician, how much can I charge to cover the cost of copying patient medical records?
A: According to the North Carolina General Statute 90-411. Record copy fee, you can charge a reasonable fee to cover the cost of searching, handling, copying and mailing medical records to your patients. You may impose a minimum fee of up to $10 and a maximum fee of the following:
- 75 cents per page for the first 25 pages
- 50 cents per page for pages 26-100
- 25 cents for each page in excess of 100 pages
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