Help me find out what my shrink really thinks.
January 31, 2011 6:27 PM Subscribe
I'm going to be requesting my psychiatric records; what should I know beforehand?
I understand that under HIPAA (I'm in the US) I don't have the right to see therapy notes and that my doctor may refuse me access to other records on the grounds that seeing them would be harmful to me. The details of how this works in practice are fuzzy to me.
I suspect my pdoc is not going to be super eager to turn my records over. I'd appreciate accounts of how this works in practice. Have you made a similar request? How did it go? Were you able to see your case write-up or just bare bones diagnosis information, etc.? Did you have to appeal?