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Thank You J.B.
In short when I visit my Doctor this week I can request him to contact my spouses Doctor and request the medical records needed to properly diagnose and/or treat a medical condition that I might have or I can send the attached document, written request for records and death ceritficate and obtain the medical records directly.
J.B. I am hoping to get these records quickly for a proper diagnoses and treatment. This was on EHOW as an option to obtain medical records is this false?
6.See a doctor. A doctor who is treating a relative of a deceased person, where the medical records of the deceased are related to the treatment of the relative, can request the medical records without a prior authorization. Like the personal representative, a doctor has this right under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
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