I was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and for my whole teenage life I spent going to schools at mental health centers. I would Like to obtain my full medical/mental health records including doctors notes and diagnosis from birth June 12,1986 to my 18th birthday June 12th 2004. This would be in Modesto,California and Alameda county. Any information would be greatly needed thank you.
Most health care practitioners would not have retained same but you can approach all providers you know of to see what, if anything they retained and can provide.
You will need to locate the pediatricians who served you and request medical records from those offices. Unfortunately, state requirements for length of medical record custodianship varies a great deal and you may not be able to obtain records from the '80's. Consult the CA medical board for requirements that doctors have to follow regarding the maintenance of medical records. Best of luck.
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You will need to identify your medical providers and send each of them a compliant HIPAA request for your records. You also should expect to pay a per page charge for the documents. The various doctors may have a form which they can send you which you could sign and date and return for your records.
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You will need to send HIPPA authorizations to each provider as stated. However, under the HiTech Act the providers can no longer charge a per-page fee. They are only able to charge the patient a labor costs to copy the records and mail them. You should expect to pay no more than $50.00.
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