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How can I get my medical records?

Usually easy: Usually your provider will provide copies based on whatever the state regs allow them to charge, some will give them to you free and some provide a personal health record that allows you to download a copy. ...Read more

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Question about medical records? Who owns them?

Question about medical records? Who owns them?

You do: The law in the us is that you own the information, the physician owns its physical form, and it can never be withheld from you. ...Read more

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Say, i need to know how do you get your medical records?

Say, i need to know how do you get your medical records?

Written request: You might be able to call the office and identify your self, but you will most likely have to go to pick them up. Signing a release is normal and charging a fee is normal by your provider. ...Read more

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When do I know if someone hacked into my medical records?

IT guys: Computer/ it guys should be able to warn you that your medical records are lost or hacked into. ...Read more

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I want to adopt. How do I get medical records of the child?

I want to adopt. How do I get medical records of the child?

Open/confidential: Use of an adoption agency or voluntary adoption registeries helps with issue of confidentiality. Try this website, adoption.Org for needed information. Your healthcare provider can also, help but more with anticipatory guidance on health and emotional issues inherent with adoption . Records from international adoptional may not always be reliable so be prudent with information provided. ...Read more

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How should you go about finding your childhood medical records?

How should you go about finding your childhood medical records?

Diary,schools: Medical records are retained under guidelines of the state or feds.In texas kids records are kept until their 21 st birthday or 7 yrs from their last visit, before destruction.This would include shot records.Local medical societies may know how to locate retired docs/records.Many school systems keep them in their admission papers.College application forms & military records may also have them. ...Read more

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How can you find your medical records from when you were a kid?

How can you find your medical records from when you were a kid?

Check sources: Physicians in my state are obligated to keep medical records on a kid until 7 years from their last visit or their 21st birthday, whichever is later. They are then destroyed. Important issues like a vaccination record can sometimes be retrieved from report cards or school records & some states keep a vaccine registry. You can contact a local medical society to see if a retired doc still keeps them. ...Read more

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Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Each : Each doctor's office or hospital has different policies regarding this matter, however your medical records should be made available to you in a timely fashion. Most facilities merely require a signed authorization, usually to be signed in person. If the records are in another state they may have another method for obtaining them. Remember you have a right as a patient to have access to your medical records. This includes all labs, x-rays, and clinic notes. Another method of obtaining medical records would be to have your current primary provider request to have your records released to them, which also requires your signature, this tends to be a little quicker in most case. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I get my own medical records under federal laws protecting consumers?

Can I get my own medical records under federal laws protecting consumers?

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. ...Read more

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As power of attorney, am I the only person who can access medical records?

As power of attorney, am I the only person who can access medical records?

Set by states/ feds: Access to medical records is defined by your state and federal statutes. You may not be aware, but the states medical boards, insurance plans, other treating physicians & persons directly involved in patient care all have access by statute.Treating physicians or facilities can discuss patients DX & rx based on kinship & other factors defined within these statutes. ...Read more