PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey yesterday signed legislation 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. Caitlin 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, Arizona that had gone bankrupt.
When Governor Ducey heard about Caitlin’s story, he directed his staff to intervene. Due to the efforts of Governor Ducey and a Maricopa County Superior Court, Caitlin was able to receive her medical records.