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Taxing of medical-records copies upheld

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 3, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the collection of state sales taxes for copies of a patient's medical records.

Justices on Thursday upheld a Pope County judge's decision against a Russellville woman who had argued she shouldn't be charged sales tax for copies of her own records. Theresa Holbrook had sued HealthPort, a Georgia-based company that has a contract with a Russellville clinic, and state finance officials after HealthPort collected sales tax for providing copies of her records.

Holbrook argued the state Access to Medical Records Act requires that she only be charged for the cost of producing the records. Justices agreed with state attorneys who argued that Holbrook was seeking a tax exemption that didn't exist under state law.

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Kajon says... April 3, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

The Arkansas legislature should address this situation.

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SRBROTHERINLAW says... April 3, 2014 at 12:34 p.m.

TAXES TAXES TAXES DOES ANYONE SEE A REASON FOR THESE OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT TO TAKE MORE AND MORE OF OUR MONEY FROM US AND USE IT FOR MORE WORTHLESS PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO WORK FOR THEIR OWN WELFARE?

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TheBatt says... April 3, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

Sigh..., the "State" cannot resist picking pockets at every opportunity.

And this is just the latest of multiple very poor decisions.

Elections have consequences, and apparently some poor decisions by voters have put us in this position.

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GrimReaper says... April 3, 2014 at 1:21 p.m.

Hey! It costs a lot to maintain those welfare society voters...........eh?

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