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Those Medical Tests are Yours

Los Angeles resident Rose Cohen says all she wanted was a copy of her laboratory test results.

She’d been given a routine blood panel during an annual visit to her gynecologist and wanted to show the report to her internist. The results had already been returned to her gynecologist from the lab, meaning they were now legally part of her medical record. (In California, a laboratory cannot give patients their results directly unless the patient’s doctor has given consent.)

Read more of my article, “Those Medical Tests are Yours” at the Los Angeles Times.

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