Can a doctor refuse to send my medical records? 9 Answers as of February 02, 2016

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Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
You are entitled to a copy of your records, but the doctor may charge for the copying.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/2/2016
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C.
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. | Richard M. Levy
No, but you may have to pay $.75 a page for the records.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/1/2016
Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
No, generally, he has to provide you with a copy of your records for a reasonable copy fee.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 2/1/2016
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Generally speaking, no. However if the doctor could show that you would be harmed by reading the records, he might be able to protect them from you, or vice versa.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 2/1/2016
Walpole Law | Robert J. Walpole
No. Your medical records belong to you. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 2/1/2016
    End, Hierseman & Crain, LLC | J. Michael End
    Doctors are required under state law and federal law to provide copies of a patient's medical records to the patient, although doctors may charge the fees allowed by Wisconsin statute and by the federal HITECH Act. Both state and the federal law provide penalties against doctors who refuse to timely produce copies of medical records, provided payment for the records is made by the patient.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 2/1/2016
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    If you sign the appropriate authorization and pay the appropriate statutory fee for copying he must send them.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 2/1/2016
    Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
    Under Michigan law, YOU own the records, and so he can't refuse to send them. However, he can charge a "reasonable' fee for copying them.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/1/2016
    The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C.
    The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C. | Russell Gregory
    No, you're absolutely entitled to them.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/1/2016
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