Individual Access Rights

Covered entities beware: a timing pitfall lurks within the recently adopted rules prohibiting information blocking.  We have posted about OCR’s “Right to Access Initiative” and numerous enforcement actions taken to
Continue Reading Re-Setting the Clock for Responding to Individual Access Requests Under the Information Blocking Rule

Mental Health/substance abuse providers and providers treating HIV/AIDS patients are held to a higher standard when it comes to protecting medical records, requiring additional levels of consent and analysis prior
Continue Reading HIPAA Right to Access Initiative Targets Psychiatric/Mental Health Providers

The answer to this question has changed yet again. I’ve blogged on this topic several times in the past (see here, here and here), and described the question
Continue Reading Tell Me Again: What Can Covered Entities (or their Business Associates) Charge for Medical Records Requests?

Data subject access rights and your medical practice: The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issues advice.

Medical practices have reported a significant rise in subject access requests (SARs) since the
Continue Reading UK Data Protection Authority Advises Doctors on Patient Requests for Access to Health Information