|4:45:50 AM - Sun, Sep 9th 2012
|The Patient Records are located at the New York State Office of Developmental Disabilities in Rome, NY---unfortunately for all of us who want to see these records. We cannot get access to them because of the federal HIPAA laws. The only one who can access a patient's record is their Guardian or Caregiver. I have been advised by a very nice lady at that office, who was very apologetic about not being able to assist me is to have everyone contact their local State Representatives to please agree to look at the proposal next time the NYSODD presents the request to amend this law to allow for Geneology research by families.