If a therapy service is refusing to give me my medical records and says that I need a lawyer, what can I do?

I was in therapy 6-9 years ago and then left therapy. I kept in touch with my therapist who turned into my girlfriend last year. While we were dating, they informed me that I had BPD and knew it back when I first started therapy but never told me. They also claimed their boss knew and said BPD was hopeless and there was nothing that could help. Is there anything that can be done about that? Or is it just wasting my time? I am turning my ex into the board but did know if anything could be done against the boss and that company as well.

Asked on August 12, 2012 under Malpractice Law, Oklahoma

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country one's therapist is required to give the patient a copy of his or her records upon request. What you have written about is a violation of state law and regulations as to the particular professional health professional who refuses to provide you with your own records.

Your options are to report this professional to his or her licensing board and/or retain an attorney that practices in the medical filed to get the records that you want for you.


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