AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton has announced that he is
expanding the scope of his investigation into hospitals and
corporations that are denying parents the ability to access the medicals
records of their children by issuing a Civil Investigative Demand (“CID”) to Epic Systems Corporation.
Paxton’s latest efforts began when he announced
his investigation of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System
regarding the nature and purported legal basis of the hospital’s
published policies that apparently prevent parents from accessing their
children’s medical records once their child attains the age of 13.
investigation revealed that Epic Systems Corporation, a provider of
electronic access to medical records, may have additional information
regarding these concerns.
“Too many companies are taking marching orders from the radical left, especially when it comes to their all-out
assault on family values and parental rights,” said Attorney General
Paxton. “Texas law forbids any hospital or corporate entity from denying
parents access to their children’s medical records and we’re going to ensure that the law is followed.”
To read the CID sent to Epic Systems Corporation, click here.
you are a parent or guardian who has been denied access to your child’s
medical records, please contact our Consumer Protection Division by filing a complaint online or calling our Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-621-0508.