Medical Records & Release of Information
Patients are authorized to receive one copy of their entire medical record at no charge. Requests may be made at the Medical Records Section and will be available within 30 duty days of receipt of the request. Members will need to provide a copy of their orders if they are PCSing, retiring, or separating. Copies will not be released until within 10 days of PCS/separation/retirement. Proper authorization to collect copies of the medical records of family members over the age of 18 years is required. Relocating retirees and their family members may also request copies of medical records. They will be available within 30 duty days of receipt of the request. The original records however must be maintained at the 6th Medical Group until a request is made from the gaining military treatment facility to forward the medical records. If the retiree and family members do not re-enroll at an MTF, the original records must remain at the 6th Medical Group until eligible for records retirement. Therefore, it is important that copies of medical records are obtained prior to departure.