Release of Medical Records
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Getting Medical Records from Lexington Medical Center
Medical information is confidential and protected by law. While the information belongs to the patient, Lexington Medical Center owns the record. The information can only be released with authorization from the patient or their legal guardian. The law requires that the authorization include the patient’s signature and the date the request is being authorized. The law requires that medical records be kept for 10 years after the patient reaches majority.
Costs & Charges
Due to the cost of maintaining, retrieving and copying records, there is a charge for copies unless they are being sent directly to a health care facility for continuity of care.
Doctor's Office Medical Records
Medical records can be accessed from doctor's offices by contacting them directly. Visit lexmednetwork.org for a full list of practices and contact information.