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Florida Supreme Court will hear medical records arguments

The Florida Supreme Court will decide if a constitutional amendment that gives patients a right to check records on past mistakes by health care facilities and providers includes nursing homes and nurses.

The justices heard oral argument in the case Wednesday.

It involves a lawsuit over the death of a patient who choked on coleslaw she was served against doctor's orders at a nursing home
in West Palm Beach.

The woman's family is appealing a lower court ruling that the
"patients' right to know" amendment doesn't apply to nursing
homes because state law says they serve "residents," not
"patients."


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