As the title asks, I’m curious if the VA receives medical records from private practice doctors without you having to provide them to the VA. I know starting in 2020 the VA began sharing their medical records with civilian doctors automatically, meaning anyone in private practice can obtain your medical history from the VA. I want to know if the VA can do the same from a private practice somehow or if the only way for the VA to obtain medical records outside of the VA would have to be done by the patient. Thanks in advance.
What I’m referring to: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/30/will-va-really-share-your-personal-medical-info-without-permission.html