Can a stepfather obtain medical records of a minor child that is covered under his health insurance policy?

Asked on November 7, 2012 under Family Law, Illinois


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If he is the policy holder and this is a dependent, it should be no different than a parent who has access to his or her child's medical records as the parent of a minor.  The difference here would be if there is a specific indication in the minor child's file that the step parent is not allowed to see the specific medical records (probably no ability to prohibit bills though).

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