Patient’s should ideally provide a written request for access to their medical records or to request a transfer of their records to their nominated recipient.
Request should contain the following information:
- Name and address
- Date of birth
- Identification, such as a drivers licence
- Patient’s signature and date
- Specify how you wish to have the information provided (fax, post, or email
If a patient wishes to transfer to another doctor, the new practitioner is entitled to a treatment summary or a copy of the records.
A reasonable cost may be charged for providing copies of medical records.