In Indiana, it is my understanding this situation would only apply to mental health records – physician can deny if he/she feels he information could cause harm to the patient or cause the patient to harm someone else........
Wendy Mangin, MS, RHIA
Executive Project Director – Regulatory Compliance/Privacy Officer
520 S. Seventh St. | Vincennes, Indiana | 47591
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Patients have a right to access records that are included in the facility's designated record set which includes medical and billing records and records that are used by the covered entity to make decisions about the individuals. Psychotherapy notes and any information compiled for civil, criminal or administrative action are excluded from the right of access.
Lee Starling, JM, RHIT
HIM Manager Liaison
UF Health Gainesville
Patients have a right to access their health records. The request must be made in writing. The patient may request to receive the copy in electronic format.
The provider must comply with this request. There are very limited situations where access may be denied. Generally speaking, access to records may only be denied if it is deemed to pose a risk to the patient.
The provider may charge for the actual costs incurred in providing the record. The provider must release the records within a set period of time (based on HIPAA Privacy Rule and State laws).
Marilyn Freeman, RHIA, CHPS
Health Information Management/Compliance Officer
Office: 916 930-3981 x362
Mobile: 916 716-1908