Subject : Statutory Obligation
15th May, 2009
Regulation 1.3.2. of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics), Regulations, 2002 mandates that ‘if any request is made for medical records either by the patients / authorised attendant or legal authorities involved, the same may be duly acknowledged and documents shall be issued within the period of 72 hours”
All registered medical practitioners and hospitals / Nursing Homes are directed to strictly adhere to the aforementioned regulation as failure to do so, will constitute professional misconduct and entail disciplinary action.
(Dr. Girish Tyagi)