dental care


Question by  katgirl (1)

Can a dental office withhold your medical records(xrays) because you have a balance?


Answer by  Darry (3853)

A dental office can withhold your records if you have an outstanding balance with them. They are not required to release these internal records unless you pay your bill.


Answer by  sadiesmom (254)

They may try, but no. It is actually illegal for them to try to do so. The records actually belong to you, the patient.


Answer by  JJP (360)

I would think this could happen but I would hope that a compromise could be found if you still owe a balance and are unable to pay it.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Yes they can. It's not really your medical records they're withholding. It's a service that you were supposed to pay for that they're withholding.

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