I hold POA for a relative and I have "fired" her GP -- they called me wanting to know name of new doctor to forward medical records; I said I'd take them. They said, oh no, I can't have them, besides, it would cost too much for me to have them because her file is so thick. (?) So they would copy all of that for free to send to another doctor, but not to give them to me? There is bad blood here, I think they really just want to know where she's going, so I really need to know my rights. Do they need to keep records for someone who is no longer their patient? Can I not just send them a letter authorizing them to release the records to me, I will pick them up, and they have the advanced directive naming me medical POA, and I have full POA as well. Thank you.