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Cost of Copying Records Going Up?

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Douglas R. Clifford
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Tampa Bay Times

Consumer groups are angry over the possibility that the cost of copying medical records could shoot up sharply for patients and their lawyers,the Tampa Bay Times reports. 

The Florida Board of Medicine will consider the issue on Friday at a meeting in Deerfield Beach, and a consumer group is planning to protest.

The request comes from a company that doctors pay to handle their copying. The current price is $1 a page for the first 25 pages and a quarter a page thereafter; the board will be asked to raise the price to $1 a page for all pages -- whether the pages are paper or electronic.