My son needs to have a follow-up appointment with his endocrinologist. It's been 3 1/2 years and in that time we switched from a pediatrician to a family practitioner for his primary care. In order to get the endo. appt. I had to get his last physical and growth charts from his primary dr. I went there to sign a release of info. and they informed me that they couldn't send the growth charts because the info. on them was the pediatricians info. The nurse wouldn't copy his heights down for me and they wouldn't let me copy the heights down either. The front desk insisted that the info. was the peds. and that it's against HIPAA for them to copy anything from them.
Is this true? I released my sons info. from the peds to the family doc. so why can't the family doc. fax it to the endo? The info. in the chart is mine, why couldn't I have copied it down myself? Technically the chart is on the peds paper but the info is mine.
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