You can send a letter to the doctor asking that the information be corrected and that the letter be inserted into the file. That is the easiest way to handle this.
I have done this and sent it certified, RRR. I inturn got a letter back from Dr. (certified) stating I want to alter the chart which is not correct This Doctor does not listen and I have terminated the Dr. and Dr. has terminated me , Dr. states she does not feel comfortable with me. My feeling is she is a new Doctor and does not want her mistakes pointed out. . But, Doctor refuses to correct MY CHART!!! She missed my diagnosis, sent me to PT for 5-6 weeks. I kept telling her my foot really hurt. Found out 11 weeks later my foot was fractured. This was after I insisted on other test/MRI.
I need additonal information from you on case law......law code number ....I know the patient has a right to have their charts CORRECT....I would like from you the correct case/law reference number. Thank you!
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).