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Re: Medical Records

Posted by Elizabeth on March 17, 1999, at 22:19:26

In reply to Medical Records, posted by Dr. Bob on March 13, 1999, at 18:13:27

> It's true that in general psychiatric records aren't released to patients. However, patients may have the legal right to have access to them. It probably depends on state law. When patients ask to see their charts, I do think it's a good idea for the psychiatrists to be there.
> IMO, psychiatrists should be careful what kind of language they use in charts. Not only for this reason, but also because charts are legal documents.

I'm rather surprised by the idea that I might not have a right to my own medical records. What is the rationale (or rationalization?) for this? I mean, what is the potential harm that could be done?





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