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If a patient requests medical records from the office, does the doctor get notified?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes, No, and Maybe: Different doctors' offices handle medical records requests differently. In a small office, the doctor usually knows about records requests. In a large institution or large medical group, the doctor's may not know about records requests. Be happy to pay $20-$40 for records requests, especially with a smaller practice where the doctor may be personally reviewing each request.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: According to the hipaa law, any request for records must be in writing and recorded in the chart. So, the doctor may not be specifically notified but the request including the requester name and date will be present in the chart. All such requests must be recorded and filed - there are very stiff penalties for not following this.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013


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