Introduced by Representatives Shand of Weathersfield, Botzow of Pownal, Emmons of Springfield, Johnson of South Hero, Martin of Springfield and Pillsbury of Brattleboro
Subject: Health; clinical laboratories; protected health information; access
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to require clinical laboratories to release testing results to patients who submit a valid authorization requesting the release of protected health information.
AN ACT RELATING TO ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION MAINTAINED BY A CLINICAL LABORATORY
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 18 V.S.A. § 511 is added to read:
§ 511. CLINICAL LABORATORIES; ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH
A laboratory subject to the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments of 1988, 42 U.S.C. § 263a, shall provide individuals access to protected health information requested pursuant to a valid authorization under 45 C.F.R. § 164.508.
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