Under HIPPA laws, you have a right to view and obtain a copy of your medical records.
In New York, you have the right to:
- See and get a copy of your medical record.
Your health care provider usually must let you inspect or see your medical record
within ten (10) days of receiving your written request. Your health care provider
generally must give you a copy of your medical record within 30 days after they
receive your request.
Your health care provider is allowed to charge you up to 75¢ per page for paper
copies. They can also charge you for postage. Your provider cannot refuse to
give you access to your medical record just because you are unable to pay for it.
So you have the right to view it, but they can charge you up to 75 cents a page unless you tell them you can't afford it.
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