This is the New York State approved Hipaa form. Before you hire an attorney, try filling this out and sending it. You're entitled to your records.
If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Telephone -516.512.6333 Email - Jgold@goldbenes.com
I've done these before as part of my personal injury practice. Feel free to contact me. Eric@RothsteinLawNY.com
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 577-9797 or via email at Eric@RothsteinLawNY.com. I was named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
You don't need a lawyer necessarily. Before getting involved in that expense, contact the NYS Department of Health. The website has the means of filing a complaint against a licensed medical professional. The State will assign an investigator and they are generally very responsive. It's amazing how quickly you can get the records after the DOH gets involved. Of course all this assumes you've already made a written request to the 2 dentists and they have refused or are simply dragging their feet. The NYS Public Health Law gives a patient almost unfettered rights to his/her medical records. The DOH will help you assert those rights.
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