Medical Records

Medical records are legal, written records concerning a patient's medical history, psychiatric history, chief complaint, symptoms, assessment and testing, diagnoses, symptoms, treatments and procedures, medications, and outcomes or responses. All medical professionals are required to document information in their patients' medical records. This category includes the common medical and legal forms patients must complete, what information might be written into a patient's record, how to obtain a copy of your patient record, and how to correct errors in your medical or mental health record.