How to Request KU Medical Records the Secure Way

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What to Do When You Need to Request KU Medical Records

Medical records are a very delicate and important topic to discuss with anyone. They are private records of one's health situation, and that means that they have a lot of meaning to the people that they apply to. You wouldn't want someone that you did not authorize to view your medical records to get a hold of them. At the same time, you know that you would like to be able to view your medical records if and when you need them. If you are in search of your , get in touch with DoNotPay to see how they can assist you in this journey. Chances are high that there are some steps that they can take to help you out.

Your Rights to Access Your Medical Records

Some laws govern your right to your own medical records. These laws fall under the umbrella term "HIPAA", and it is important to understand what that means.

When you go to request your medical records, HIPAA laws make it so that you have a right to access those records, but very few other people do. The only other people who have a right to look at your medical records are the medical personnel who are directly taking care of you and need to see those records. Additional exceptions include:

  1. If you are the parent or the guardian of the patient whose records are sought.
  2. You are the caregiver or advocate for that patient and have received written permission from them to review those records.

Either of those circumstances would grant you the right to review the medical records of that patient. Anything short of that and you are going to have to try another avenue to get them. You can't expect to just walk in and receive medical records that obviously don't have any business being in your hands.

Can You Get Electronic Copies of Your KU Medical Records?

It turns out that you can access electronic copies of your if you reach out to the hospital and let them know that this is what you are looking for. You will need to provide the following information:

  1. A ID
  2. Your full name
  3. Your Social Security number
  4. Your DOB
  5. Your address, e-mail, and phone number
  6. The specific records that you are requesting
  7. Your signature

If you can get all of these things over to the KU medical facility, then they should have no problem turning over the records you are looking for. If there is some reason why they are refusing to do so, then this needs to be made known, and you may need to get DoNotPay involved at that point.

How Much Does It Cost to Get Medical Records?

Each state is allowed to set its own laws as to how much it costs to get medical records printed up, and each state has taken it on to set its own standards. We will show you some examples of how the price structure differs from state to state.

Kansas1 - 10$16
11 - 50$28
50+$28 plus $0.35 per page
MassachusettsFlat service fee (in addition to charges per page)$15
1 - 100$0.50 per page
100+$0.25 per page
New Mexico1 - 15$30
16+$0.25 per page

There is a lot of variation, but the general outline that most states follow is that they will charge the most for the first handful of pages that are printed off, but those charges will drop some as more and more pages are ordered. This is done to not overwhelm people who need to order a large number of files all at once.

Does DoNotPay Have a Method for Helping You Get Medical Records?

DoNotPay is always working on ways to help its users find solutions to everyday problems. They have come up with a great way to help them get their hands on their KU medical records. Just follow their steps and you will be all set.

How to request medical records using DoNotPay:

DoNotPay has seen these requests before and knows how to write your health care provider a simple, clear, and effective letter that will get your legally-guaranteed health records for you in no time.

  1. Look up medical records on DoNotPay's website.

  2. Enter the name of the health care provider you'd like to receive medical records from.

  3. Answer a few questions about your provider and where you'd like to send the records.

DoNotPay Works Across All Platforms

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What Other Services Are Available With DoNotPay

While looking for the best ways to get your medical records sent to you quickly and cost-effectively, don't forget to also look at the other services that DoNotPay provides including:

There are so many things that DoNotPay does to help people out which will, in turn, frees them so that they can take on the things that they want to do. It is nice to know that they have finally made it easier for people to take on even more everyday challenges that just get in the way.

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