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Patients have the right to receive a copy of their medical records
eMediNexus,  12 May 2022
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Judge: ProceedComplainant: I repeatedly requested the doctor to give me the medical records of my son admitted under his care so that I could take a second opinion.Doctor: The medical records belong to the hospital.Judge: As per MCI Act, you are required to give medical records within 72 hours.Lesson: Patients have the right to receive a copy of their medical records. (Regulation 1.3.2, MCI Code of Ethics Regulations)...
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