Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Guardian power to request health records. Amends the health records law to authorize the guardian of a patient who was incompetent to request health records of the patient after the patient's death. Amends the guardianship law to provide that: (1) the guardianship of an incapacitated person is not terminated upon the incapacitated person's death; and (2) the court may not terminate the guardianship of an incapacitated person: (A) until at least 60 days after the incapacitated person's death; or (B) if the guardian, less than 60 days after the incapacitated person's death, requests access to records relating to the incapacitated Guardian power to request health records. Amends the health records law to authorize the guardian of a patient who was incompetent to request health records of the patient after the patient's death. Amends the guardianship law to provide that: (1) the guardianship of an incapacitated person is not terminated upon the incapacitated person's death; and (2) the court may not terminate the guardianship of an incapacitated person: (A) until at least 60 days after the incapacitated person's death; or (B) if the guardian, less than 60 days after the incapacitated person's death, requests access to records relating to the incapacitated person's death, until the guardian is granted access to the records or until the guardian's request for access to the records is denied and the guardian states that the guardian will not appeal the denial of access, exhausts all administrative and judicial appeals of the denial of access, or is barred due to the passage of time from appealing the denial of access. ... View more