A) To request a copy of your daughter’s disability evaluation from a mental health provider, you can follow these steps:
Contact the mental health provider’s office. You can do this by phone, email, or mail. Be sure to include your daughter’s full name, date of birth, and your contact information.
Explain why you are requesting a copy of the evaluation. Be sure to mention that you are her legal guardian and that you need the evaluation for her new mental health providers.
Complete any necessary paperwork. The mental health provider’s office may require you to complete a release of information form before they can send you a copy of the evaluation.
Pay any applicable fees. Some mental health providers may charge a fee for providing copies of medical records.
If you are living a couple hundred miles away from the original city/office where the evaluation was done, the mental health provider’s office may be able to send you a copy of the evaluation by mail or email. You may also be able to pick up the evaluation in person if you are able to travel to the office.
Here are some additional tips for requesting a copy of your daughter’s disability evaluation:
Be polite and professional when you contact the mental health provider’s office.
Be clear and concise in your request.
Be patient. It may take some time for the mental health provider’s office to process your request and send you a copy of the evaluation.
If you have any difficulty obtaining a copy of your daughter’s disability evaluation, you can contact the state agency that oversees mental health services in your state. They may be able to help you resolve the issue.