Rite Aid Can't Charge For Health Records, Pa. Justices Told

Law360, Philadelphia (January 8, 2014, 7:44 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs in a putative class action alleging that Rite Aid overcharged customers for access to their medical records told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday that pharmacies had to abide by provisions of the state’s Medical Records Act limiting fees health care providers can charge patients for their files.

The plaintiffs argued that a 2012 decision by the state’s Superior Court had correctly concluded that Rite Aid, which charged customers a $50 flat fee for access to records, fit the bill as a health care provider...
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