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Your rights to control your medical records in the military?

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by TED, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    Hi. I was planning to enlist. It didn't happen. MEPS and the recruiter have my medical records. I want them back. Is there any way that I can force MEPS and the recruiter to turn over all my medical records back to me?

    TED
     
  2. Crazy Ed

    Crazy Ed Senior Member

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    Tell them to make a copy and give you back the original. Did you ask for them back and they refused?

    Ed
     

  3. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    No, they have not refused though I anticipate it. I do not want them to have a copy.

    What are my options?

    TED
     
  4. Crazy Ed

    Crazy Ed Senior Member

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    I would just tell to you need them back for your Primary Care Physician. After all, it wasn't their record to start with. My fear would be that they may have trashed it already.
     
  5. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    If you didn't want them to have a copy, you shouldn't have given them a copy. You can probably get what you gave them back, but no doubt they will keep a copy for their records. Sounds like you need the help of a lawyer.
     
  6. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    They are your records but any copies you gave them are now part of your 201 file