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October 01, 2021   
Health Law Weekly

Two Years In: Lessons Learned from OCR’s Right of Access Initiative Enforcement

This Featured Article is contributed by AHLA's Health Information and Technology Practice Group.
  • October 01, 2021
  • Valerie Breslin Montague , Nixon Peabody LLP

Over the past two years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) kept its promise to “vigorously enforce”[1] patients’ rights to promptly receive copies of their medical records without being overcharged. The publication of its latest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Right of Access Initiative (Initiative) enforcement action on September 10, 2021 marks 20 enforcement actions under the Initiative.


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