What can I do when my primary care doctor refuses to give me my medical records. I have health net medical.
2 Answers from Attorneys
1. If you have not done so, make your request in writing; 2. In California, Health and Safety Code 123100 requires the doctor upon receipt of the written request to provide you with a copy within 15 days of receipt of the request; 3) If the doctor continues to refuse to give you your records, make a complaint to the California Medical Board; You could hire an attorney to help you get the records but if the doctor still refuses, a pleading can be filed to force the doctor to give you a copy but the process takes months.
I agree with counsel above except you may have to submit a HIPPA release (your consent to release records) along with your request.