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Are you legally entitled to a copy of your medical records?

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September 17, 2014 10:54PM

Yes, you are legally entitled to a copy of your medical records. This has just a few exceptions including if the doctor feels that looking at your medical records might cause you to harm yourself. If this is the reason he or she will not release the records, the doctor must state clearly the reasoning.

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She requested a copy of her medical records.

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Keep a copy of ALL of the serviceman's medical records.

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Anyone should have the right for his or her medical records and it is his or her obligation to know and be given their copy of it.

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Yes they can be denied if they are trying to get a copy of someone else's medical records or if they don't have their social security card.

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if they are your own medical records you cannot be refused them. you have the right to have a copy of your medical records. it is against the law for anyone not to give you your medical records

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E.M.Rs or Electronic Medical Records are simply a digital copy of an individual persons medical records that are stored on a computer that can be easily accessed by doctors.

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Go to your nearest hospital and ask for one.

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In our state, a medical group may charge a reasonable fee of up to 75 cents per page for medical records.

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In the USA, medical records are widely recognized as the property of the healthcare provider that created them. US law (HIPAA) grants individuals the right to access and obtain a copy of their medical records, and to challenge inaccuracies.

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You request it, usually in writing, from the office that has the records.

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Yes, you certainly can. In fact, it's a wise idea to obtain and maintain a copy of your medical records just to prevent confusion.

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Everyone has the right to obtain their own medical records. Simply contact your physician's office and request a copy of your records. You'll have to pick them up from the office and sometimes there's a small fee.

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Yes. For the time and materials needed to copy and/or transcribe the records and send them to the place requested.

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No. A husband cannot request a copy of their wife's medical records without her authorization. An ex-husband has absolutely no right to any private records nor any other "rights" regarding their ex-wife. No. A husband cannot request a copy of their wife's medical records without her authorization. An ex-husband has absolutely no right to any private records nor any other "rights" regarding their ex-wife. No. A husband cannot request a copy of their wife's medical records without her authorization. An ex-husband has absolutely no right to any private records nor any other "rights" regarding their ex-wife. No. A husband cannot request a copy of their wife's medical records without her authorization. An ex-husband has absolutely no right to any private records nor any other "rights" regarding their ex-wife.

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I need a copy of oratory declamation entitled A Glass of Cold Water. Can you show me a copy of the declamation entitled A Glass of Cold Water?

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all i needed was a copy of my medical records that prove I have a qualifying condition and the meds I am on. I did not need a recomendation from my neurologist.

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As a patient, one may request a copy of medical records from their doctor. Many offices will have a policy that requires patients to sign a release and possibly pay a fee in order to obtain records.

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Not if the husband is still living. If he is deceased, the executor can obtain the records.

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Ask the Executor for a copy. Added: If your mother has not yet died, neither you, nor anyone, is legally entitled to a copy of it, unless she wants to give you one. If your Mom is deceased, see Answer #1, OR- go to court and ask to see a copy of the probate file concerning her estate.

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After death is a beneficary entitled to see a copy of a testamentary trust?

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Put all your old medical records electronically which will require little space and can be utilised during urgency in future. If you destroy them altogether and need any one of the papers for treatment, you will be in deep water as it is well high impossible to locate them from hospital records. So, take advantage of of modern science. Store them in net files and save for future needs.

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go to your family doctor and ask for permission papers to see your medical records you will have to sighn the release papers and you may have to show your identification to prove your hoever you are and if you mare under 18 you will have to have your parent with you for parent permission