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UNDER HIPPA, HOW DOES AN INDIDIVIUAL GET A TOTAL. COMPLETE

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UNDER HIPPA, HOW DOES AN INDIDIVIUAL GET A TOTAL. COMPLETE COPY {I.E. NO MISSING PLACES OF ONE'S MEDICAL/PSYCIATRIC FILE/RECORD FROM A CENTER/HOSPITAL.

PLEASE HELP WITH ANY FORM LETTER OR ACTUAL LEGAL FORM AVAILABLE THAT ACHIEVE THE ABOVE STATED PURPOSE.

THANKS. XXXXX
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The Privacy Rule under HIPAA gives you, with few exceptions, the right to inspect, review, and receive a copy of your medical records and billing records that are held by health plans and health care providers covered by the Privacy Rule.

Only you or your personal representative has the right to access your records. A health care provider or health plan may send copies of your records to another provider or health plan as needed for treatment or payment or as authorized by you. However, the Privacy Rule does not require the health care provider or health plan to share information with other providers or plans.

The one snag is that you do not have the right to access a provider’s psychotherapy notes. Psychotherapy notes are notes taken by a mental health professional during a conversation with the patient and kept separate from the patient’s medical and billing records.

If your doctor refuses to provide your file redacted of privileged information then you can file a complaint with the state medical board or the Department of Health and Human Services.

There is no special form. All you need is a letter demanding your file.

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