(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Former patients of Richland Hospital who would like to obtain a copy of their medical records should contact the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on or before March 1, 2011.
Richland Hospital has been closed since October 2000, and patient records have been transferred to the care of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Former patients may take possession of their own patient records by properly completing a written request on a release form, together with any required attachments, and submitting them to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on or before March 1, 2011 and taking possession of such records on or before March 15, 2011.
After March 15, 2011, the Ohio Attorney General reserves the right to destroy the patient records that have not been requested by former patients on or before March 1, 2011.
Former Richland Hospital patients may obtain a “Richland Hospital Patient Record Release” form by contacting the Attorney General’s Office at (800) 282-0515 or downloading the form from the following URL: www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/RichlandHospitalRecords.