Legal Question in Business Law in Georgia

do doctors offices have a right to deny medical records requested by a disability determination service and charge the patient for those records if they decide to come pick up a copy themselves.

Asked on 3/08/13, 2:27 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Scott Riddle Law Office of Scott B. Riddle, LLC

They are using their resources and employee time for making the copies. Many businesses charge a fee for such services.

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Answered on 3/08/13, 2:30 pm

Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office

While some doctors will give free copies to patients, most charge, and it's certainly legal for them to do so. Having said that, many charge a patient less than they charge a lawyer, so you may save money picking them up.

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Answered on 3/08/13, 3:05 pm

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