When should I request copies of my loved one’s records?
As a rule, it is ill advised to request records while your loved one is still living in the nursing home because of the risk of retaliation. Once your loved one is no longer a resident of the nursing home about which you are complaining, then a request for that nursing home’s complete chart should be made. Requests made to hospitals and other healthcare providers may be made at any time.
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