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Medical Records FAQ

Medical Records FAQ

Explains what a medical record is and who owns it. Also includes information about requesting a personal copy of your medical record, transferring it between physicians or to an alternative health provider, when a third party is entitled to access it, and how long a physician is required to keep it.

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produced by
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
produced in
last reviewed
January 2016 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
requesting your medical records, personal information, transferring medical records