Thursday, January 28, 2016

Release of information

I have been in correspondence with the father of a former patient, where the family has since moved away.  The former patient is having ongoing neurological problems.  I asked if her records from the pediatric neurologist currently treating her could be forwarded to me for review.

Father then asked:  "How would I got about doing that without upsetting anyone?"
My response:  "If you request that your daughter's records be sent to me for review, no one should be upset.  If I am wrong, I would like to speak with whomever might be upset.  If when I was treating your daughter I had received a request to forward her records elsewhere, I would have done so without adverse feelings.  Every parent should be able to share their child’s records with any provider they might find helpful."

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