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I have asked for a copy of my lab results and treadmilltest I

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I have asked for a copy of my lab results and treadmilltest
I was told that if the Doctor hasn't seen them, that they cannot be released to me
is this true?
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Tina
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Hello and welcome.

My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Before I can give you an accurate answer to your question, please provide the following additional information:

Is there any indication as to why the doctor has not seen the results yet?

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago


He works between 2 clinics and today is his day off.

I see.

Where a patient requests a copy of their medical records, a provider must typically provide the patient with a copy of their records within a reasonable time. The law does not require that access be granted immediately, but within 30 days normally.

Here is a link which summarizes this federal law:

http://www.peoplechart.com/HIPAA.aspx

If the medical provider violates this law, a complaint should be made to the federal Dept. of Health and Human Services, shich can investigate and assess penalties against the provider if appropriate. Here is a link to file a complaint:

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/

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