Governor Doug Ducey speaking with attendees at the 2019 Legislative Forecast Luncheon. MCR/Gage Skidmore/File Photo
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation May 6 eliminating a loophole that prevented Arizonans from obtaining their medical records.
The issue came to light after the Arizona Republic reported on the story of Caitlin Secrist, a 21-year-old college student from Florence. Secrist was prevented last year from receiving a life-saving medical procedure because she could not recover copies of her medical records from a hospital in Florence that had gone bankrupt.
When Ducey heard about Secrist’s story, he directed his staff to intervene. Due to the efforts of Ducey and Maricopa County Superior Court, Secrist was able to receive her medical records.
Ducey, joined by Secrist and her parents, signed S.B. 1169, ensuring that Arizonans do not find themselves in the same predicament.