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Bill Number: 4209 Ratification Number: 569 Act Number 476 Introducing Body: House Subject: Minimum charge for information provided, increased
(A476, R569, H4209)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 42-15-95, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND THE AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION COMPILED BY A TREATMENT FACILITY OR PHYSICIAN, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM CHARGE WHICH MAY BE IMPOSED FOR PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Minimum charge for information provided, increased
SECTION 1. Section 42-15-95 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 186 of 1989, is further amended to read:
"Section 42-15-95. All existing information compiled by a treatment facility or a physician pertaining directly to a workers' compensation claim must be provided to the insurance carrier, the employer, the employee, their attorneys, or the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission, within fourteen days after receipt of written request. The cost for receiving this information is fifty cents a page, with a minimum charge of ten dollars. Actual postage costs, if any, also must be paid for receiving the information. If a treatment facility or physician fails to send the requested information within forty-five days after receipt of the request, the person or entity making the request may apply to the commission for an appropriate penalty payable to the commission, not to exceed two hundred dollars."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of May, 1990.