Q: I am a beneficiary on my friends life insurance. they need her medical records how do I get those released? she was not
the policy is under 2 years old so medical request was sent by insurance company but osf would not release them
A: Something does not make sense to me. If you a new beneficiary, why does the Insurance Company need your friend's medical records. You would think that they would want your information.
That being said, a only the patient, or his/her legal representative, may inspect and/or obtain a copy of their medical records, or have copies of medical records released.
This requires a completed and signed Authorization for Release of Health Information form before releasing any documents to anyone, including the patient. In certain cases, a patient's physician, psychologist or social worker may also be required to approve a request.
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