Medical records are confidential. To protect your privacy, your written permission is required before we can release any information from your records. Prior written permission is also required before we can release information regarding you or your medical care to your spouse or family. If you have been referred either from, or to another medical provider, it is customary to send them a report and we will do so unless your direct otherwise.
If you transfer care, we will provide your new physician with a copy of your records at no cost to you. Copying your records for any other purpose will incur a fee. If you request records for life insurance, a lawyer, or for yourself, you will need to pay the office for this service. The fees are set by the Dept. of Labor and Industries and we must abide by them.