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Tampa Personal Injury Blogs from March, 2016

How to Obtain the Medical Records from a Florida Nursing Home


Often times residents in a nursing home or assisted living facility would like to review their chart or obtain a copy of their facility chart but simply do not believe they are allowed to do so. Florida law provides that long term care facilities are obligated to provide a complete copy of the resident’s chart upon proper request. Our Tampa Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys can assist you and can obtain your facility chart on your behalf to address any possible concerns regarding the care and treatment provided in the facility.

Florida has created special laws pertaining to nursing home facilities and assisted living facilities that operate within its borders. One such law authorizes a resident, or loved one, to obtain a complete copy of their facility chart and medical records within a certain time frame. Nursing homes must provide a copy of the facility chart within fourteen (14) days for a current resident and it must be provided within thirty (30) days for a former resident. Upon request, the facility can, however, charge for the associated copying charges set forth by Florida law. Should you have any questions pertaining to the appropriate procedure to obtain a resident’s chart from a nursing home or assisted living facility, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.

Our lawyers routinely litigate cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect throughout Florida, including Broward County, Dade County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Lee County, Manatee County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County. If you have any questions or require any assistance with a investigating possible abuse or neglect sustained in an assisted living facility or nursing home, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers.

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