Legal question--Patrient Rights????
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|Fri, 07-30-2010 - 11:03am|
So....my Day 3 lab results came in yesterday, and the lab confirmed they sent them to the Drs office late in the day. My Dr. didn't call with reults (prob had gone home by then) so I called this morning. The assistant said that my Dr won't be in the office till Tuesday so she can give me the results then. I asked her if the other Dr in the office today can give me the numbers of my results. She said "yes, but she is seeing other patients and probably will not call you."
I insisted and she said "I can't give you the results but they look normal to me so that is probably why no one is calling you."
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS TO MY LAB RESULTS??? I am in NY State. They are just SITTING on desk in a folder in their office and NO ONE will give me my numbers!! No one will call me.
This is really upsetting me. I am furious. I must have some rights to these results if they are available. They are just numbers, nothing open to interpretation as far as I know.
Can someone please give me advice on how to handle this?? I am at work so I cannot go to the Drs office today. I just want the freakin numbers over the phone. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.