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Can I allow access to a deceased patient’s notes?

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The comment made on 15/9 assumes the records are no longer at the practice. Notes of deceased patients are not instantly returned, especially if there is a Coroner involved. So I do agree with the 'experts' that a practice should have a policy and the legislation is pretty clear in my view. Unfortunately it does mean trawling through to remove any third party references and anything the patient explicitly requested remain confidential, but in reality I have rarely seen that documented in the records.

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16 Sep 2016

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7:06pm

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