HIPAA

Legal Pearls: Providing Medical Records to Patients

  • A private practice did not provide a patient with a complete copy of the patient’s medical records. Instead, the practice relied on a state regulation that permitted giving a summary of the medical records.

    Is the private practice required to provide complete medical records?

    (Discussion on next page)


    Ann W. Latner, JD, is a freelance writer and attorney based in New York. She was formerly the director of periodicals at the American Pharmacists Association and editor of Pharmacy Times.

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