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HIPAA Alert: The Patient's Right to Request Medical Record Corrections & AmendmentsPublished: April 1, 2017
REMINDER: Know and follow HIPAA regulations and MHS policy regarding our patients' requests to correct or amend their medical records.
Patients have the right to correct/amend the protected health information (PHI) in their medical records.
Amendment Request Procedure
Requests must be submitted in writing using the "Request for Correction/Amendment of Medical Record" form located on mhsintranet under Resources/HIPAA/Patient Request forms.
Send completed request forms to MHS Privacy Officer Zorana Vojnovic at @email or interoffice mail code F.
Potential Reasons for Denial of the Request
Requests for amendment may be denied if the PHI that is the subject of the request:
was not created by this organization (an MHS hospital or clinic)
is not a part of the designated record set
is not available for inspection in accordance with a right to deny access (see Patient’s Right to Access Medical Record Denial Process policy)
is deemed to be accurate and complete
Contact HIPAA Privacy Officer Zorana Vojnovic at (402) 354-6863 or @email.
See the "Amendment of Protected Health Information" policy on mhsintranet.
Please post this HIPAA Alert and discuss in your staff meetings.
[Editor's Note: To access resources on mhsintranet, you may be asked to enter your user name and password as reauthentication.]