Fixing a mistake in your medical records

What are my rights?

If I disagree with my doctor's medical opinion, can I ask that it be removed from my medical records?
  • Yes
  • No

Imagine you’re in the hospital for minor surgery. The surgeon reviews your medical records and decides to proceed with the operation. Little does she know, you have an allergy that may cause complications. Someone forgot to add that information to your file. Learn how to fix a mistake or add missing information to your medical records.

What you should know

Work out the problem

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Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2018
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Jessica Derynck,  Health Sciences Association of BC

Jessica Derynck

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