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Physical Therapist was unwilling to release the documentation covering her initial assessment/baseline when she was admitted. I'm sure we will have other documentation requests as well.

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File a HIPAA complaint with the Ombudsman. She is entitled to all her records and she should have a Health Care Proxy for you too. All too often HIPAA is misused to hide information. Bullsnot!
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She does have the legal right to her own medical information/chart. Obtaining it shouldn't be like pulling teeth. I obtained my medical records some years ago and all I had to do was fill out some paperwork and sign on the dotted line. The records arrived in the mail in a very large envelope.

I think it's time to start climbing that chain-of-command ladder. Who is the PT's supervisor? Start there.
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To clarify, my mother is of sound mind and SHE is the one that asked for the form. She was told they were not sure she could have the form. I have a hard time believing a person doesn't have a legal right to all the information pertaining to them.
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Laws generally protect the privacy of a person/patient. I understand you wanting to know, but are you on the forms for medical info to be released to you? Can your mom do that now? Does anyone have a medical POA for your mom?
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