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Patient Rights under the Privacy Rule

Rights to Request Privacy Protection for Protected Health Information

    • Right of an Individual to Request Restriction of Uses and Disclosures
    • Right to Request Confidential Communications Requirements
    • Conditions on Providing Confidential Communications

Access to Protected Health Information

  • Access to Protected Health Information
  • Requests for Access and Timely Action
  • Denial of Access

Amendment of Protected Health Information

  • Individual's Request for Amendment
  • Accepting the Amendment
  • Denying the Amendment
  • Actions on Notices of Amendment

Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information

  • Right to an Accounting of Disclosures of PHI
  • Content of the Accounting
  • Provision of the Accounting
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