Trying to Access Your Own Medical Records in Ontario? Be Prepared to Pay.

By Roger Foisy on April 30th, 2014

Ontario residents are being charged excessive fees by pharmacies and medical offices simply to obtain their own medical records. Although this is a topic I have addressed before, it unfortunately continues to be an issue.

A recent article in the Toronto Sun by Alan Shanoff, “Our information, their files”, details the current problem we face. As he mentions, public officials have tabled this issue several times in past years, yet nothing has changed.

Fees range widely, often amounting to hundreds of dollars, as there are no laws to govern the charges. 

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