How do I obtain a family member’s medical records?
To obtain a family member’s medical records, your family member will need to bring a form authorizing release of their medical information to you or your health care provider. Your family member will need to indicate which information from their medical record they would like to release to you, such as pathology reports, surgical reports, genetic consultation notes, and genetic test results. If that family member is deceased, the closest living relative must sign the release form.
How do I get a copy of my genetic consultation notes?
Records are available from the Release of Information Office. You must provide a signed Authorization for Disclosure of Information form. Your patient service coordinator or genetic counselor can provide you with this form. You must specify on the form that you would like to release your genetic consultation notes.
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How do I obtain a copy of my pedigree?
A pedigree is the drawn family tree that you and the genetic counselor developed during your first genetics consultation. Pedigrees are available from the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program. Please contact your genetic counselor to obtain a copy.
Will the information discussed during the genetic counseling appointment(s) be part of my medical records?
Yes. This information is made available to your health care providers so they can make appropriate medical management recommendations and decisions. You will also be mailed a copy of the genetic consultation notes for your personal files.
Will my genetic test results be part of my medical records?
Yes. The results of any genetic testing will be recorded in your medical records. This information is made available to your health care providers so that they can make appropriate medical management recommendations and decisions.