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Can the relatives/attendants ask for medical records of a patient

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Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta    04 June 2019

Can the relatives/attendants ask for medical records of a patient who was earlier admitted in another hospital?

Yes. The relatives/attendants can ask the previous hospitals to give a copy of the records quoting MCI rules.

The MCI Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002 holds that “If any request is made for medical records either by the patients / authorized attendant or legal authorities involved, the same may be duly acknowledged and documents shall be issued within the period of 72 hours.” (1.3.2)

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