yes there are law. You have every right to your chart. You could also ask the new gi to request them for you. I have every copy of every note, tests & pictures, along with the xrays. I've been very fortunate, all my physicians give them to me. Yes, I have also paid for some too. Here is a link that may help you answer some of your questions. I ordered the handbook & it has helped me very much, "Know your Rights: A handbook for patients with Chronic Illiness, special edition for people with CD or UC". Also, the the lawyer who wrote this will accept phone calls free of charge. She has given me a lot of free good advice. www.advocacyforpatients.org Good luck, let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. God Bless
When I moved and HAD to change Drs' I had to pay my old Dr $30.00 to transfer my medical files to my new Dr. My new Dr had to request my files.
I also have copies all my pics from my scope, so IMO that is BS that they are telling you they can't make copies of the pics.