Privacy Officer's Roundtable

Access vs Authorization

  • 1.  Access vs Authorization

    Posted 10-22-2020 02:19 PM
    Hi all.  How do you distinguish between a patient requesting access versus a third-party requesting records?  If a patient requests their PHI be sent to another CE and uses that CE's authorization form do you consider this access under section 524 or an authorization under section 508?

    David Garrison
    Compliance/Privacy Officer
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  • 2.  RE: Access vs Authorization

    Posted 10-23-2020 09:54 AM
    If it is for treatment, why do you need an authorization?

    [Deborah] [Dabbs] [MBA, CHC,CHPC, CHRC, MT(ASCP)SM]
    [Compliance/Privacy Officer]
    [Seminole Hospital District]

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