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Re: Grafton State Hospital

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 8:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
I was able to get the records for my great aunt who died in the Worcester State Hospital. I have detailed that journey here in the forums. Search for my posts by my name. Some laws may have changed since then, HIPPA, etc. and it probably helped that I am a resident of MA. In a nutshell, I needed her death certificate which I obtained from the Worcester City Hall, then went to the courthouse, filled out paperwork requesting to be appointed voluntary administrator of her estate, saying that there were no bills to be paid and that I was requesting medical records only. This was approved within minutes, literally. I then just had to send those appointment papers to the Worcester Hospital and within 6 weeks had a copy of her hospital records, including a photo they had taken of her upon admittance. Her admission info was a treasure trove of genealogical info since she was admitted by her brother who gave a family history. This was all done without a lawyer and cost me, if I remember correctly, about $135. I also recently called the Worcester Hospital for someone else and asked if the records were being destroyed. I was told they are not. Good luck and don't give up!
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srburchf 25 Feb 2012 3:11PM GMT 
sra1959 26 Feb 2012 9:11PM GMT 
InspSG 27 Feb 2012 1:16PM GMT 
srburchf 28 Feb 2012 2:41AM GMT 
beejones8cats 18 Aug 2012 4:48AM GMT 
sra1959 18 Aug 2012 1:17PM GMT 
Dave McTigue 18 Aug 2012 2:47PM GMT 
beejones8cats 31 Dec 2012 6:00PM GMT 
Dave McTigue 1 Jan 2013 4:24PM GMT 
roofking 1 Jan 2013 5:20PM GMT 
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