Article - Health - General
(a) In this section, “provider” means:
(1) An acupuncturist;
(2) A chiropractor;
(3) A dentist;
(4) A nurse;
(5) An optometrist;
(6) A physician;
(7) A podiatrist; or
(8) A person who is employed by or under contract with a hospital, nursing institution, or other health care provider.
(b) A provider may not knowingly or willfully destroy, damage, alter, obliterate, or otherwise obscure a medical record, hospital report, laboratory report, X-ray report, or other information about a patient in an effort to conceal the information from use as evidence in an administrative, civil, or criminal proceeding.
(c) A provider who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.