The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is the 1996 Federal law that restricts access to individuals’ private medical information. HIPAA requires organizations to provide patients with a notice explaining their rights and how the provider may use their health information. The notice informs patients of their rights to: inspect the medical record; request changes to the record; view of list of disclosures of their record; and request confidential communications. These notices are given to every patient throughout the hospital and are available for review in waiting areas.
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