REQUESTING YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
Pursuant to the law on patients’ rights, as a patient you may obtain without exception* a copy of your medical records against reimbursement, through two different means:
On site from the unit concerned by showing photo identification, and by providing the address the records need to be sent to.
- Submitting a written request by completing the form. You can obtain this form by requesting it from firstname.lastname@example.org, or by requesting it from reception, or by calling 02 614 32 91.
This right may also be exercised by a third party acting on behalf of the patient: either a person of trust nominated by them for this purpose, or their legal representative if the patient is a minor and/or incapable of exercising their rights themselves.
- If the patient is deceased, no copy of the medical records may be issued or sent. After the death of the patient, the records may only be consulted through a doctor designated by the family of the deceased, subject to a reasoned request by them. Send requests to the legal department (02 614 27 91) or through the mediation department (email@example.com)
* exception: (article 9§3 of the law of 22 august 2002): A professional practitioner may refuse to issue a copy of the medical records if he/she has clear indications that the patient is under pressure to hand over a copy of their file to third parties.