Medical Malpractice Law Articles

Do You Know How to Get a Copy of Your Medical Records?

In 2003, Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, which established the rights a patient has to their Protected Health Information (PHI), or medical records. In accordance with this act, you hold the right to request a copy of your medical records from your personal healthcare provider. Looking over a copy of your medical records could help you and your doctor to have a mutual understanding of your medical history, thereby reducing the chance of any potential medical mistakes.

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