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If your doctor or hospital is making it tough for you to get copies of your medical records, try again.

This month, the Department of Health and Human Services started directing healthcare providers to give you a copy of your records within one month of the day you request them.

You don’t even have to tell them why you want those records.

Some doctors have withheld patient’s records because they’re worried that patients may be upset by the information.