HIPAA/HITECH Records Requests: Adjusting to a Recent Court Ruling

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


A recent court ruling in the US District Court for D.C. has vacated the DHHS ruling allowing third party designees to receive the reasonable low-cost provisions of the HITECH Act. However, this ruling has not changed the eligibility of an individual for low-cost records when the individual submits a letter requesting records to be sent to the individual. I will discuss methods for obtaining low-cost records for your clients and the steps an attorney can take if the health care provider or its business associate over-charge for records in response to the individual's letter.

Roger J. Leslie
Roger J. Leslie has represented plaintiffs in medical negligence and nursing home negligence cases for the past 21 years from the Law Office of Roger J Leslie in Seattle, Washington. For the past seven years, he has been working to save money for his clients by applying the HIPAA regulations as modified by the HITECH Act to obtain electronic health records at low cost. He is a member of AAJ and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). He is past chair of the...More

Originally Published

March 11, 2020

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  • HIPAA/HITECH Records Requests: Adjusting to a Recent Court Ruling
  • HIPAA/HITECH Records Requests: Adjusting to a Recent Court Ruling - Materials
  • Redacted Complaint

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