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Is a patient entitled to a copy of the results of a blood test instead of being called by the doctor's office and verbally told the results?
And then charging $.75 cents a page if I want a copy? Shouldn't the patient be given this free as part of the entire transaction?
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Hello,

 

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.

 

 

http://ihcrp.georgetown.edu/privacy/stateguides/ny/ny.pdf

 

 

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.

 

 

Thanks.

Matt

 

 

 

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