I had to go get a hand x-ray this morning. I hadn't been to the imaging place this year, so they needed me to fill out the paperwork again. As I was reading the paperwork, I noticed that in the HIPPA paperwork, it described the fact that I'm entitled to copies of my medical records, etc. Standard stuff that I already knew, and you all probably already know.
But what I found interesting was the clause that listed the things we can't get copies of. One is any notes or paperwork created with the intent of using it in court - makes sense. No one wants to give the other side ammo.
But it also says you're not entitled to any pyschotherapy notes. That's the one I don't understand. If you're seeing a therapist, you know you have issues, and the therapist is going to tell you what they think and what their diagnosis is, if there is one. So, why couldn't we have copies of those?
Obviously I'm missing something here. But to me, a therapist hiding things from you would inhibit your progress and prevent you from getting healthy and/or stable. So, it seems anything in their notes would be something you already know.
So, can anyone tell me what I'm missing here? (And no, I've never been to a therapist, so if I'm wrong about anything I said, please feel free to [politely] correct me.)
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:34 PM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 12:41 PM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:13 PM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:32 PM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by Nimue930 at 3:17 PM on Dec. 3, 2012
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