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What to know about HIPAA & privacy

HIPAA rules about health information privacy are often misunderstood. Learn what HIPAA actually requires.

Patient rights to records

  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule, a federal law, generally gives patients the right to access their complete medical record
  • The main exceptions to this rule are
    - Psychotherapy notes about a counseling session
    - Disclosures that are likely to endanger the life or physical safety of the patient or another person


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