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76-12a10. Medical reports of patients or former patients of institutions; form of release; fees, approval; rules and regulations; disposition of fee moneys. (a) Whenever medical information is requested relating to a patient or former patient of any institution under the secretary for aging and disability services, and the disclosure of such information is authorized in accordance with K.S.A. 59-2969, and amendments thereto, or in accordance with K.S.A. 65-5601 to 65-5605, inclusive, and amendments thereto, as applicable, the superintendent of the institution may authorize the release of a copy of a report of such information upon payment of any fees required under this section.

(b) The secretary for aging and disability services shall specify the form or forms of release to be used for the purpose of this section and may specify public officers to which such information may be given without provision of a release or payment of fees, or both. The secretary for aging and disability services shall adopt rules and regulations for the administration of this section and for establishment of fees to be charged for copies of reports of information under this section, and specifying when no fee shall be charged. The fees fixed for copies of reports of information shall be fixed by the secretary for aging and disability services in amounts approved by the director of accounts and reports under K.S.A. 45-204, and amendments thereto.

(c) The superintendent of each institution shall remit all moneys received by or for the superintendent from fees and charges under this section to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the fee fund of the remitting institution.

History: L. 1973, ch. 350, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 347, § 21; L. 1986, ch. 212, § 8; L. 1996, ch. 167, § 63; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 424; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 417; July 1.

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