Health care is a cause of worry for many people. It's understandable considering health care often involves life-or-death decisions and the exchange of private information. Fortunately, Minnesota's health care laws can help individuals formalize their health care wishes and protect their private information from being released. For example, under the state's medical records laws, only patients and their physicians have access to medical records, with very few exceptions. In order to make sure your preferences regarding health care are carried out and your rights as a patient are protected, it's in your best interests to learn about Minnesota's medical records laws. This section is a great place to start. Click on a link below to learn more.