§57-5-4i. Hospital records; substitution of copies after
introduction of originals.
In view of the property right of the hospital in its records,
original records may be withdrawn after introduction into evidence
and copies substituted, unless otherwise directed for good cause by
the court, judge, officer, body or tribunal conducting the hearing.
The custodian may prepare copies of original records in advance of
testifying for the purpose of making substitution of the original
record, and the reasonable charges for making such copies shall be
taxed as costs of court. If copies are not prepared in advance,
they can be made and substituted at any time after introduction of
the original record, and the reasonable charges for making such
copies shall be taxed as costs of court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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