How can I get my records from former doctors?
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I used to go to a doctor in Colorado. Then I moved to California and went to another doctor. I signed a release for the California doc to obtain records from the one in Colorado.
Later on, I had to go to yet another doctor, who asked me for all pertinent past records.
To get the ball in motion, I sent a certified letter to the California doctor and asked for the records she had obtained from the Colorado doctor.
She sent a certified letter back saying that she was prohibited by law from giving me these records and that I had to go directly to the Colorado doctor to obtain them. I do not want her to keep these records, and I need them for my new physician.
Is it true that the law forbids her from turning my own medical records over to me or a new doctor of my choice?