I'm in California, and I belong to Kaiser HMO. As part of Kaiser's routine prenatal paperwork, I was given a consent form to have a drug test (I think it was called a UDAP?) which I refused to sign. At my next visit with my care provider, she said something like, "And your drug test was negative," at which point my husband & I had a fit because I had refused that test. She looked like a deer caught in headlights for a moment, then said she must have been looking at the wrong line. She looked at the computer and confirmed to us that it was refused.
We didn't think about it again until I recently got a copy of my prenatal records. On the summary sheet of my prenatal chart, someone (probably the medical assistant who prepares the charts before each appointment) had hand-written the results of my lab tests, and the UDAP was listed as "Non-reactive." That was crossed out, and my provider had written, "Refused," next to it. I didn't see anything by the name UDAP in the lab record printouts, but it had to have been run; why else would the medical assistant have written it by hand in my chart?
I am furious that Kaiser would run a drug test on me without my consent! What kind of recourse do I have?