Legal Question in Health Care Law in Florida

Medical Records

How long are medical providers required by law to keep medical records? If a provider denies to me copies of my records that are more than 10 years old, can I sue for them?

Asked on 1/30/08, 1:50 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Alan Wagner Wagner McLaughlin, P.A.

Re: Medical Records

There are two issues here -- how long must they keep the records and are you entitled to the records. If the records exist, you are entitlred to a copy regardless of their age. If the doctor's office is still open (i.e. the doctor's practice still exists) I would expect records 10 years old to still be maintained.

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Answered on 2/03/08, 1:06 pm

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