766.204 The following will address the medical records available for pre-suit investigations of medical negligence actions and defenses, along with penalties for the state of Florida only:
(1)Within 10 days of the request for medical records relevant to the injuries endured for any medical negligence litigation claim or defense must be provided to either party or their attorneys for a certain price. Unless it is an independent special hospital district that owns two or more hospitals with taxing authority, then they will have 20 days to provide such information. Refusing to provide copies because the medical records have yet to be completed or there is a pending medical bill is not an excuse.
(2) Waiving the requirements of written medical records by the requesting party shall be asserted if the party fails to comply in good faith during the discovery while providing the copies of the medical records, or not paying the reasonable charge for such copies
(3) As a result of complying with this section, civil liability for damages will not be applied to the hospital.