HB 195 – Criminal Falsification of Medical Records

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Mark Pless (R-Haywood, Madison, Yancey)


This bill makes it unlawful for a health care provider to knowingly and willfully destroy, alter, or falsify a medical record for any of the following purposes: (1) concealing an error by the health care provider that caused a patient’s injury or death; (2) unlawfully obtaining money or any other thing of value; or, (3) concealing any material fact relating to a potential claim or cause of action.


Filed – 3/1/2021