As to your second question, you have a legal right to your records under California's Patient Access to Heatl Records Act, known as "PAHRA" (Cal. Health & Saf. Code § 123100, et seq.). PAHRA is California's principal law governing the access to your own records. You need to make a written request and can be billed of reasonable clerical costs for copying (up to .25 per page or .50 for microfilm, plus clerical costs). Records must be provided within 15 days and can be inspected even sooner.