Have you ever seen your medical records? Surprisingly, many people have not and, not surprisingly, many people do not know that they have a right to see their own medical records. But it is easy to obtain a copy of your medical records.
Of course, in a case where a client has been injured due to the fault of another the medical records are a critical part of the case and something that I will always obtain on behalf of my clients.
However, a person has a right to a copy of their own records at any time, even if they are not in an accident.
In Connecticut Section 20-7c of the Connecticut General Statute requires a health care provider in all but a few narrowly defined exceptions to supply to a patient upon request complete and current information possessed by that provider concerning any diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the patient.
Additionally, if a written request is made a health care provider must furnish a copy of the patient’s health record.
Some things to note:
Former Stratford, Connecticut Mayor, Attorney at Law and concerned citizen advocating for people, the environment, and personal liberty.