Often times residents in a nursing home or assisted living facility would
like to review their chart or obtain a copy of their facility chart but
simply do not believe they are allowed to do so. Florida law provides
that long term care facilities are obligated to provide a complete copy
of the resident’s chart upon proper request. Our Tampa Nursing Home
Neglect Attorneys can assist you and can obtain your facility chart on
your behalf to address any possible concerns regarding the care and treatment
provided in the facility.
Florida has created special laws pertaining to nursing home facilities
and assisted living facilities that operate within its borders. One such
law authorizes a resident, or loved one, to obtain a complete copy of
their facility chart and medical records within a certain time frame.
Nursing homes must provide a copy of the facility chart within fourteen
(14) days for a current resident and it must be provided within thirty
(30) days for a former resident. Upon request, the facility can, however,
charge for the associated copying charges set forth by Florida law. Should
you have any questions pertaining to the appropriate procedure to obtain
a resident’s chart from a nursing home or assisted living facility,
please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.
Our lawyers routinely litigate cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect
throughout Florida, including Broward County, Dade County, Hernando County,
Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Lee County, Manatee
County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County. If you have any
questions or require any assistance with a investigating possible abuse
or neglect sustained in an assisted living facility or nursing home, please
contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers.