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Requesting Medical Records for Deceased Patients

To obtain a copy of a deceased patient's medical record:

  • The executor or administrator of the estate must complete, date, sign and return the Patient-Directed Request Form. A copy of the will or court order must accompany the completed form. A copy of the death certificate also must accompany the form, unless the patient expired at The University of Kansas Hospital.

  • If there is no executor or administrator of the estate named for the deceased patient and the purpose of the request is to settle personal or financial affairs, complete the Access to Medical or Financial Records for Deceased Patient with No Executor Form. A copy of the death certificate must accompany this authorization form, unless the patient expired at The University of Kansas Hospital.

    If you are requesting deceased patient records for purposes other than settling personal or financial affairs of the decedent, contact Health Information Management at 913-588-2454, option 1, or ROI@kumc.edu.