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Myth: I Don’t Have a Right to Access My Health Records


06 April 2017


Myth: I don’t have a right to access my health records.

Fact: Your health care provider is the custodian (trustee) of your health record, responsible for proper use and management of the record. However, the information in the record is yours and you have a right to access it. You can access it through a formal request process, as outlined in law, but many custodians are pleased to share the information if you ask to see it and, in fact, many custodians are creating online portals or personal health record systems that patients can access whenever they wish.

For more information, see: and www.BetterHealthTogether/privacy

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