Senate Bill No. 332

Public Act No. 01-55

AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYER RETENTION OF EMPLOYEE MEDICAL RECORDS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 31-128c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

Each employer shall, within a reasonable time after receipt of a written request from an employee, permit an inspection of medical records pertaining to such employee which may be in such employer's possession. Such inspection shall take place during regular business hours at a location at or reasonably near the employee's place of employment and shall be made by a physician chosen by such employee or by a physician chosen by the employer with such employee's consent. Each employer [who] that has medical records shall be required to keep any medical records pertaining to a particular employee for at least [one year after the] three years following termination of [such employee's] employment. Medical records, if kept by an employer, shall be kept separately and not as part of any personnel file.

Approved May 31, 2001