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can i get my own medical records under federal laws protecting consumers?

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Dr. Ronald Holzman
Mammography, Breast Ultrasound 47 years experience
Yes. : Hipaa regulations allow you to request your personal medical records from your provider, considering you are not a minor. Some providers may charge a per page or per x-ray fee, or if digital records, a per disk fee.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: You can obtain copies of your medical record via written request. If by 30 days after request,provider has denied access then you may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

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What medical symptoms might I get when I have mountain sickness?

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Is this medical malpractice if baby has low apgars?

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See below: Not necessarily. It would depend on a lot of factors. Especially, why the apgar scores were low. The first score represents how the bay did with delivery. The second score reflects the baby's health.

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