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Understanding HIPAA

Patient Rights Under HIPAA
Access To Health Information

This information is to help your understand your rights under federal privacy regulations, the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, or HIPPA.  This page focuses on your right to request access to your health information.  "Access" means that you may review, inspect, and obtain a copy of your health information.

You have the right to request access to your health information:
  • You have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of medical or health information that may be used to make decisions about your care.
  • Usually, this includes medical and billing records.
To request access:
  • To inspect or obtain copies, you must sign an authorization form, allowing us to release this information to you.
  • If you request copies of the information, we may charge a fee for the cost of copying, mailing, or other supplies associated with your request. We may deny your request to inspect and obtain a copy in certain, very limited circumstances.
  • If you are denied access to your heath information, you may request that the denial be reviewed.  Another licensed health care professional chosen by the Health Science Center will review your request and the denial.  The person conducting the review will not be the person who denied your request.  We will comply with the outcome of the review.