NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. d. Procedures to effect right of access for inspection and copying.

11/03/1999

In § 164.514(c) and (d), we are proposing that covered plans and providers be required to have procedures that enable individuals to exercise their rights to inspect and obtain a copy of protected health information as explained above.

We considered whether this proposed rule should include detailed procedures governing a individual’s request for inspection and copying. Because this proposed rule will affect such a wide range of entities, we concluded that it should only provide general guidelines and that each entity should have the discretion to develop procedures consistent with its own size, systems, and operations.