Who governs this?
I called my family DR's office to ask (using *67 so they wouldn't know it was me) how the process works.
If a patient wants copies of anything - it's on paper (not digital format) and is $1/page.
If it's a transfer of care and is your whole file - it's a "lump sum" but it's up to the DR discretion & is delivered directly to the new DR.
So right there is another thing that traps ppl with DRs that they aren't happy with.
I know my file is thick - been there as a patient for just over a decade.
So how much is that going to cost on a limited income????
I read an article where a Kingston woman was charged over $600 for her own medical records.
I know when my previous DR left her practice (and I ended up w/ my current DR) that there was a number to call and an automated msg informed me (in 2002) it would be $1000 for my medical records.
I did not get them - no way could I afford that.
How much worse would it be now???
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