SameJanuary 18 2011 at 2:41 PM
|Nurse (no login)|
Response to Thank you so much, but.....
Anyone who has your confidential info in their chart has to do the same thing...update the chart with an heavy ink pen/black marker line through the confidential entry and put a note to say "confidential" or "updated at pt request" on the side with their initials. It is completely legal to update and mark through something that was placed in the record without the patient's consent.
You can either ask the doctor who gave out your confidential info to send a letter asking for the update or you can call the office managers of the other docs. Alot of work but worth it if you ask me. I could go on with examples of how this has been done in the past but believe me it's not uncommon that info is given to providers only to have it 'corrected' later. PS you can have a copy of your own medical record and review it - you just have to request it, give the provider time to copy it, and sometimes you have to pay a small copying fee.