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  • Dec 5th, 2011 @ 1:55pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    forgot this one:

    "3. Copies of records shall be provided by dentists to patients
    within a reasonable time, not to exceed ten days from the
    date of a patientís written request."

  • Dec 5th, 2011 @ 1:53pm

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    And one major thing that was left out of the press release, the whole reason I had to go to a lawyer was that she had her lawyers threaten to sue me for over $120,000 plus expenses, on top of the $100/day invoices they were sending me.

    If they had just submitted it to the insurance company, or sent me the records to do it myself, and I got reimbursed $200 or whatever I would have just said "Boy did I get screwed." and that would have been the end of it. I still can't comprehend what the hell they were thinking.

  • Dec 5th, 2011 @ 1:46pm

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    Yup she broke about 10 laws according to what my lawyers listed in the court filing: http://www.citizen.org/documents/Lee-v-Makhnevich-complaint.pdf

    Excerpts from the NYSDA "Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct" Page 5:

    "1-B. Patient Records. Patients are entitled to copies of their records.
    On receipt of a patientís written request, a
    dentist must provide her/him with copies of all pertinent
    records including radiographs, except as otherwise provided by state law.
    The confidentiality of patient records must be maintained."

    "4. A dentist shall not withhold copies of records from
    patients based on the patient owing any balance to the
    dentist or the patient not paying any copying charges. A
    dentist may charge a fee for copying patient records, but
    shall not charge more than the actual cost of copying, and
    shall never charge more than 75 cents per page for paper
    copies, in accordance with state law."

    http://www.nysdental.org/img/document_files/code_of_ethics2010.pdf