Can a Parent With Sole Custody Limit Access to a Child’s Medical or Other Records in Arizona
Sole Custody Parent Limiting Access to Medical Records and Other Records in Arizona
Both parents are entitled by statute to obtain copies of their child’s medical and educational records in Arizona directly from the custodian of those records without the permission or authorization of the other parent regardless whether the parents share joint legal decision making or one parent has sole legal decision making over the child.
There are, however, some exceptions to this general rule, such as when the release of the child’s medical records to a parent may place that child in danger of harm by the parent requesting the records, which may occur if a parent is abusing his or her child.
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Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about a parent’s right to a child’s medical records in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about child custody laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a child custody case should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.