NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. § 164.516 Amendment and correction

11/03/1999

Given that burden will associated with the following information collection requirements will differ significantly, by the type and size of plan or provider, we are explicitly soliciting comment on the burden associated with the following proposed requirements:

  • An individual would have the right to request amendment or correction of his or her protected health information in designated records created by a covered entity that is a health plan or health care provider, where the individual asserts that the information is not accurate or complete and where the error or omission may have an adverse effect on the individual.
  • Where the request is denied , provide the individual with a written statement of the basis for the denial, a description of how the individual may file a statement of disagreement with the denial, a description of how the individual may file a complaint with the covered entity, including the name and telephone number of a contact person within the covered entity who can answer questions concerning the denial and the complaint process; and a description of how the individual may file a complaint with the Secretary pursuant to § 164.522 of this subpart.