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When a Resident or Family Requests a Chart

Every facility with which I have worked has had family members or residents request copies of their charts.  The request may be as the result of an incident, may be simply to keep medical providers updated or may be for transfer purposes.  Regardless of the stated reason, it is not an over-reaction to be concerned. When a chart request is made, an appropriate response is for the administrator or a designee to speak with staff providing care to find out if there are any issues with either the resident or the family.  If the family members have raised concerns, it …

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