About a month ago, my sister was having severe female problems and tried to contact her regular OB/Gyn to be seen. After 2 days of calling with no response, she went to see a new doctor and has now been told that she will have to have 2 biopsies done on her cervix and uterus.
However, her records from the non-communicative doctor have still not been received by the new doctor. Three signed releases have been faxed (and verified received) and my sister was told by old doc that she would send them when she "got around to it". Evidently, her ego was a little bruised when her first patient (sister) left her practice.
My question is...is there a time line requirement for the release of records once they have been requested, both by the new doc and the patient? New doc is furious because he has none of my sister's history to aid in diagnosis, etc. and promises to hold old doc responsible if there is a serious health issue.