Under the federal HIPAA law, patients are entitled to access their own health information that is stored in hard copies or electronically at their health care providers’ offices. If you are denied access to your own medical records or believe your health privacy rights have been violated by a health care provider, you can file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Click on the link below for the form.
Note: If you are acting on behalf of a deceased patient, you have to show that you have been appointed the official “administrator” or “personal representative” of the patient’s estate. That requires a trip to your local courthouse or Register of Wills office.
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