In the United States, HIPAA is the Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act, which, together with the federal regulations on privacy in April 2001 and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) has established laws and regulations that are intended to protect the privacy of personal health information and regulate access to it. HIPAA defines who has access to information and sets the patient's rights (Fisher, 14-19). You have the right to request that we amend the records described above, as long as we support them. You must make a request in writing, and give us a reason for the amendment. We can deny, if your request: (I), we determine that we did not create a record, if the originator of PHI is no longer available in the Law on the amendment requested, or (II), if we believe that the existing records are accurate and complete. Note that the amendment may take various forms, for example, we may add an explanatory statement in the record, but not modify it (Kennedy, & Diekhoff, 309-311). Body
This thread will deal with patient rights in relation to their medical information, one of which includes the right (with a minimum limitation) the patient to access and read the medical records that contain personal medical information.
HIPAA will affect patient access
HIPAA requires health care, health plans, as well as the center of health care in order to get access to your medical records. Notices you receive from the provider and the plans should include information on how you can get copies of medical records (American Psychological Association, 32-39). In addition to HIPAA, about half the states have laws that allow patients or their designated representatives' access to medical records. The laws generally allow medical institutions to charge "reasonable" fee for copying records. We recommend that you make a request in writing. If you are denied access, you can file a complaint with the Ministry of Health and Social Services to the Office for Civil Rights (Benefield, & Rozensky, 273-277). The circumstances under which personal health information can be obtained
There are policies and procedures to protect information from illegal use and disclosure. The notice also gives you other important information on how to contact us with questions about this notice or privacy.
Prescribed by law (Falvey, & Cohen, 63-80); 2. Public health activities 3. Victims of abuse, pass over or household violence; 4. Health oversight activities; 5. Judicial as well as governmental proceedings; 6. Law enforcement purposes; 7. Decedents 8. Cadaveric organ, eye or tissue for donation; 9. Research 10. Serious threat to health or safety; 11. The basic state functions 12. Workers Compensation
Requirements for Covered Entities
Privacy Rule requires covered entities to have a written contract or other measures that documents satisfactory assurances that business associates will appropriately safeguard protected health information for disclosure of protected health information with business partners. In the regulatory impact analysis for the Privacy Rule provides cost estimates for two aspects of ...