Accessing your medical records

What are my rights?

Am I entitled to access my medical records?
  • Yes
  • No

It can be surprisingly difficult for the average person to access their medical records. Yet under BC law, this information is yours. Outside of exceptional circumstances, you have a right to see it. Learn your rights in accessing your medical records, and how to go about getting access to your records.

What you should know

Access your medical records

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Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2018
  • Time to read: 11 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Daniel Reid, Harper Grey LLP

Daniel Reid

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