Patient’s Guide to HIPAA – Basic Rights: Can a Covered Entity Still Disclose The Information that I Disputed?
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FAQ 36: Can a Covered Entity Still Disclose The Information that I Disputed?
Yes, but HIPAA offers additional rights. First, if you submitted a statement of disagreement, the covered entity must disclose it when it discloses the disputed information.
Second, if you choose not to submit a statement of disagreement, the covered entity must include your request for amendment (and its denial) along with any subsequent disclosure only if you requested that the covered entity do so. If you ask for a change and it is denied for a good reason, you may not want to ask that your request be shared. If you still disagree and you want others to know your views, then you should ask.
Roadmap: Patient’s Guide to HIPAA: Part 2: Basic Patient Rights: Right to Request Amendment (FAQ 36 of 65)