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S.D. Codified Laws § 36-2-16

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Medical records released to patient or designee on request--Expenses paid by patient--Violation as misdemeanor
These requirements apply to all licensees of the healing arts.
A patient or his or her designee may submit a written request for a copy of the patient's medical records. Upon receipt of such request, a provider must provide copies of all available medical records, reports and X-rays pertinent to the health of the patient. The provider may require that the patient pay the actual reproduction and mailing expense prior to releasing the record. 

Current as of June 2015