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Bill softens stance on electronic medical record changes
California Watch

A proposed law that would have made it easier for patients to see changes in their electronic medical records has been substantially changed to appease several California health care providers.

SB 850 passed the Assembly Health Committee last week after a provision requiring all changes be included in a patient’s medical record was removed. Although providers still will be required to keep a log of all changes, patients won’t see that when they request their records, as the original bill intended.

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