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
Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, OA back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 44 yrs old. Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD.
Meds: Hurmira every other week 40 mg, Imuran .75 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, Lortab 7.5/500 x 4x, fish oil, fovia,vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly,